Thanks to a certain Cloud hosting a dance-oriented birthday event, my short solo I, object will get its first public showing in London on 29th November, 2015. This little nugget emerged during a particularly frustrating period of article writing, as I grappled with the slipperiness of words and their implications. Here’s the programme spiel:
Linguistically speaking, an object is something that is thrown (-ject) in front (ob-) of something; it is inherently relational, opposed to a subject. It is a generic term that obscures unique or identifying characteristics. It implies distance—whether physical, or emotional (hence the concept of “being objective“). In this work the actual word ‘object’ becomes the object of study; however, inevitably, it is the performer who is drawn into the confused subject/object dialectic created in performance.
More details about the evening can be found here.