Across a Small Distance


Across a Small Distance is a performance first developed under Feelers, a platform for incubating explorations that weave performance and technology.

Despite technology often bearing the need to cross vast distances or have far-reaching access, my collaborator and I wanted to be conscious of scale, and thus focused on the small. Riding the undulations of the pandemic in personal and professional settings, we realised that in these times, even tiny things and connections with those close to us are made difficult – and still, our energies to close those gaps are in short supply.

Even across a small distance, what is distorted across the arc of physical and digital space traversed? What counterweights must we apply to return them to form?

2 performers, cloth, 4 pulleys, 4 ropes, 4 20kg weights, 1 motion-sensing camera, video projection, postcards, code, 3 FM radios

Chew Shaw En

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