SICK OF LOVE Research and Development for Incubate and Work-in-Progress Performances for Suspense Festival, Little Angel Theatre Autumn 2009
So it is a lover who speaks and says: …….. what echoes in me is what I learn with my body.
Roland Barthes A Lover’s Discourse
SICK OF LOVE explores erotic love and the evocative power of the material via live animation of objects, text and flesh, extending Furse’s ongoing research into the body-in-performance.
SICK OF LOVE is performed with the full presence of the animators in view. Sat around a huge bed, the audience become intimately close to the action, choosing their own ‘close-ups’. The work-in-progress is the first Etude on presence to come from the Laboratory, this one specifically exploring how the performer can channel the spectator’s attention to materiality and to the unfolding actions and images created. The performer is, like the puppeteer, saying ‘look at this’ not ‘look at me’, a way of playing that requires detailed focus and highly controlled physicality.