Small Details (2016) live performance
A live performance, Small Details extends the focus in Parker’s practice on minimal movement and gestural action. The work uses a series of automated kinetic sculptures set against dense and intricate choreography. Selected gestures are performed in extreme detail and in repetitious cycles: the work’s duration testing the performers’ and audience’s capacity to meet the demands of the choreographic system. At its apex, where precision and fixity break, the work attunes attention beyond the choreographic logic, revealing the vulnerabilities, limitations and potentials of the body in an automated and technologically advanced world.
Presentation: Dance Massive – Open Studios Work-in-Progress, March 2015, Dancehouse, March 2016, Dance Massive 2017
Choreographer/Director: Sandra Parker
Sound: David Franzke
Kinetic sculpture design: Rhian Hinkley
Performers: Kasey Lack, Melissa Jones, Rebecca Jensen (2016), Arabella Frahn-Starkie (2017)