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Saturday, June 20th 2015
Event Description: 

Weeks & Whitford make complex psychologically, emotionally and physically intense participatory durational performances involving evolving installations, specific soundscapes, choreographies of inter related actions and improvisations in response to context, site and audience. Liveness is central to their work. The use of sound scores, materials, props and actions enables them to construct personal and shared processes of transition or transformation. They address specific issues and communicate their experience of it to others. These issues, concerns and experiences become aestheticised as part of a highly personal, revelatory on-going narrative. Their work has addressed: alcoholism, cross-dressing, childlessness, caring, ageing, disability, the grind of labour, love, sex, gender, jealousy, infidelity, sin and repentance, despair, hope, faith, ritual, healing and magic. The work allows for Weeks & Whitford as two distinct people, two performers with different but overlapping languages and processes and makes difference and the negotiation of it visible.


In this experimental performance, Weeks & Whitford Inspired by Bosch’s painting ‘The Garden of Earthly Delights' and Gnostic interpretations of the story of the Garden of Eden will challenge the established biblical notion of knowledge as sin. Instead they will gather and interpret data, decoding and problem solving alongside ritualised manifestations of consciousness of mortality to represent knowledge as held in its totality between the psyche and pneuma and between the genders.