Breath Sounds is a live installation for 2, 3 or 5 performers. Created in collaboration with sound artist Jamie McCarthy and Lighting designer Gareth Green.
The prone performers engage in a series of rocking, undulating and rolling movements which move their lips back and forth past hanging microphones. Breath rhythms gradually transform into new movements and new rhythms as the microphones fill the room with the enlarged but intimate sounds of the breath. The performers lay in a subtly changing island of light in the middle of a dark room. The darkness between the walls and the performers is a space of contemplation for the audience.
Developed in spring 2016 at TripSpace through the Trip Hazard residency and Financial support from The Conservatoire for Dance and Drama.
Performed at The Curve, Barbican Centre, London 2014
Rick Nodine was commissioned to create a choreographic intervention within UVA’s installation Momentum, where he was in residence throughout May 2014.
'Using the full sweep of the Curve and inspired by the rhythms and trajectories of the swinging elements of Momentum, the dancers move as if they were inverted pendulums. Pivoting where their feet meet the floor, with their heads swaying up in defiance of gravity, their bodies reflect and pay homage to the mesmerising oscillations of the installation.' Rick Nodine