We currently specialise in making original audio and installation based performances for real train journeys. We explore the way in which urban societies traverse the cities in which they live; how
journeys, particularly commuter journeys in London, can inform the way in which we view our environment. Our audience members are given a set of wireless headphones; board a regular, scheduled train and then watch and listen. The natural frame of the train window acts, in essence, as our proscenium arch. Using audio stimulus and
installations/performances on platforms and elsewhere, we aim to trigger an imaginative response to the city-scape and heighten audience awareness of the particular urban landscape that the journey traverses.
We have recently been commissioned to create a piece for the Greenwich and Docklands Festival 2012, and are currently working in collaboration with writer Bryony Lavery and composer Jonny Pilcher.
This particular piece explores a route from Londons Charing Cross to Greenwich, with a change of trains at London Bridge. Entitled Mean
Between Times, the piece explores the geographic, architectural and social history of the journey, and considers questions with regard to
our concept of time in relation to travel. As in our previous work we are currently developing an original sound score and text which tie in
with performances and installations taking place along the route.
Mean between Times
By: 11:18 in collaboration with writer Bryony Lavery and composer Jonny Pilcher.
Presented by: Greenwich+Docklands International Festival (GDIF)
Venue: Meet at Charing Cross Station by Information Desk
Performance times: Weekdays: 3pm & 7pm
Weekends: 11am, 1.30pm & 4pm
More information: www.festival.org
We have been fortunate to receive funding for the project from Greenwich and Docklands Festival, the Arts Council England and from Ideas Tap.