Becoming tortoise: Playing with sounds, objects and stories
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Becoming tortoise: Playing with sounds, objects and stories

Becoming tortoise: Playing with sounds, objects and stories

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Goldsmiths, University of London

8 Lewisham Way

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SE14 6NW

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Put on a pair of headphones, pick up an umbrella, strap a speaker to your ankle and take a step…out of the shell of a tortoise…onto unfamiliar floors…into the rain…through city streets.

This installation utilises simple and repeatable interactions with sounds, objects, stories and instructions to investigate playful ways to document, contain and share practice as research.

It explores the possibilities of playful enactive spaces to enhance storytelling and build emotional and embodied connections with others - characters, animals, archetypes, and strangers.

The beginings of this participatory installation come from a recent community theatre project, Migrant Steps, where Saner worked with Turkish-speaking migrant women in London. The project was instigated in other cities, yet due to other commitments Saner was unable to run the workshops in person. This has led to an investigation into a DIY migrant theatre toolkit that would allow the process to be self-led. Robinson has taken a specific aspect of this project’s training process, the Stepping exercise, and is applying a cross-disciplinary approach to design a repeatable, independent experience of Stepping that can exist in-and-of-itself.

This installation / work demonstration previously ran as a workshop as part of the Performer Training Working Group in TaPRA 2016.

Göze Saner is a theatremaker, researcher, and a lecturer at Goldsmiths, Department of Theatre and Performance. Scott Robinson is a designer and a PhD student at Goldsmiths, Design Department.

Studio 3, Goldsmiths College.

Installation 12-5pm

Work demonstration @4pm Please join us for drinks afterwards!

Admission is free, but to help us get an idea of numbers two time slots are available.

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