Here's what I did with my body one day : a genetic detective thriller

Mermikides, Alex, Lavender, Andy and Rebellato, Dan (2004) Here's what I did with my body one day : a genetic detective thriller. Here's what I did with my body one day : a genetic detective thriller. October 2004, London, United Kingdom.

Abstract

Here's What I Did with My Body One Day features a sharp and witty script that helps propel a detective thriller story about genetics and inheritance. The set provides an elegant neutral space that becomes animated by projections to create settings in and around Paris. The media design uses live camerawork, pre-recorded video footage, digital stills and computer animation to create backdrops and effects, most of which are projected on a large screen that is almost permanently in use. Projections elsewhere include a face in a spinning bicycle wheel, the sudden appearance of a photograph on some scraps of paper and the ghostly manifestation of three dead French intellectuals in the windows of a Eurostar train. The show features extensive physical action, including a leitmotif of waltzing, the cycling of Ernest Chausson, a cartwheel frozen in mid-air as Roland Barthes describes his death, and the spinning of Pierre Curie as he tells of the properties of radium. The sound design interweaves found and newly composed music and plays (often subliminally) throughout. The show moves fluidly. There is a continuously transforming space and no break in the action.

Item Type: Performance/Live Event
Event Title: Here's what I did with my body one day : a genetic detective thriller
Locations and Dates of Event:
LocationFrom DateTo Date
Pleasance Theatre, London, U.K.October 2004UNSPECIFIED
Additional Information: Performed at the Pleasance Theatre, London in October 2004 and then toured nationally in 2006. Alex Mermikides acted as an assistant director to the London production, working with the Lightwork company devising this piece.
Uncontrolled Keywords: devising, interdisciplinary, contemporary, drama, theatre
Research Area: Drama, dance and performing arts
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Performance and Screen Studies
Depositing User: Rebecca Read
Date Deposited: 23 May 2007
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2011 16:04
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/943

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