this dance, this act that fills the space

“Dear reader, 
You must never apologise for an act of catharsis. What was can never be the same again. But perhaps what is coming, what will be, can still fill that space in a new and wonderful way. Sharing time. Returning. Alone together.”

Working from a highly digitised space, ClusterFlux seek to return to the tangible; translating the disconnected moment we find ourselves in by using analogue technologies, bodies and personal objects to present time you can hold in your hand. 

Built around a process of sharing, the act of writing letters, exchanging memories and making artifacts of the everyday objects around them ClusterFlux reach out across the distance of lockdown to articulate the liminal space that has existed in-between them. A space of melancholy, reflection and a yearning to share experience. 

Drawing on the principle of entropy, the process of heading towards decay and the inability to return to what once was, they examine the duration of time and the effort of transitioning absence into presence. The work plays with pausing, fast forwarding and rewinding time in an attempt to write the company back into a performance space. 

this dance, this act that fills the space is presented as a performative installation and blends physical choreography, poetic text and live sound improvisation to create a performance score that interacts with a gallery of artifacts that have been accumulated through the company’s rehearsal process. Audiences are encouraged to add their voices to the archive of memories and explore this collective space of reflection as the performance is built and deconstructed around them. 

“We might just pick up where we left off.”

With thanks to MA ATP 2021 for sharing their memories and letters with us. 


Alex Hutson
Dana McMillan
Linda van Egmond
Miray Sidhom
Trevor White
Chris Whyte 

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