Do the Wild Thing! Redux
ARNOLFINI, NARROW QUAY, BRISTOL 8-30TH DECEMBER 2012
Click to Enlarge DO THE WILD THING! REDUX [mixed media installation]

Bodies in Flight formed in 1990 to make performance about the encounter between flesh and text, challenging and reinvigorating the conventional relationship between audiences and performers. Their eighth project Do the Wild Thing! (1996) was the first to be led by a specific research concern: to explore this encounter between discursive and embodied practices by means of a series of separations of what is heard and what is seen. This was achieved both in the rehearsal process, structuring how the collaborators worked together, and in the performance itself, determining design and the relation of choreographic to textual and musical elements. As such, the project marked a key shift in Bodies in Flight's work towards exploring both the performance as event and the collaborative process.

For Do the Wild Thing! Redux, four of the original collaborators, this time working independently, return to the archival remains of this peepshow about desire and voyeurism to produce new works each in their own medium dance, photography, text and video.
I'D LIKE TO CALL YOU JOE TONIGHT [video installation] Tony Judge
STILL MOVING: MOVING STILL [live performance intervention] Sara Giddens
MAKE THE FIXED VOLATILE, AND MAKE THE VOLATILE FIXED
[digital prints and embossed prints on Japanese paper] Edward Dimsdale
MUSE [print and mixed media installation with live performance] Simon Jones
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