Reviews Performance Published 18 November 2014

Going Without

Spill Festival ⋄ 31st October - 1st November

A textual intervention.

Debbie Guinnane

Marking the limit of language. The borders of our embodied experience in performance and in nature. In ‘OUR’ time. Which is shared, communal, fragile. Do you permit my presence? Do I permit yours? Where do we meet? How do I see you? How do I mark this meeting down onto paper? into words? How do I write you down?

Red bricks arms stretching

out forward

rocking

wheeeezing

hanger like arms

hair

curled/curling on neck

dragging breathing wings/

dragging like a tin whistle.

Gurglingbreath

hallow chest – shussh draaag

gurgle saliva

spine length + depth of body

draaawback

claw hands

finger/s

over-hang

(of) brick wall

hole-cavity

(I’ve emptied myself)

draaag

sea-scape-sea-sounds-like-ssssssss

breasts,

stomach; three mounds.

Calve- half moon.

bricks

sound like bones

different tones – individual symphony

sea-wind- to

shuuush…

calming bricks down

lining up. Thud.

Sound reverberate

hair. Stance cave – human(?)

or,

woman

-esque

fee fi fo fommm

musical rocks

ca ca calling

through

scratching the

spine

3vertical 6horizontal 3vertical line/ddd

of,

brick(s)

huddled over…. +

hissing into

snake like

whizzzz over

gestating in

summoningsum-motion(ing)

(activate passive)

hiss-in-to-the-

linesssSeparating

cavities of bricks

(molar edifices)

body forward crotch out facing front(all) ways *

tongue

piercing under

two front lip-tip

tongue flickering

shuttering

sounds of breath

weT

stuttering

sounds of mouth

weT

words unspoken

tongue whip

LASH(ed)

Ciara McKeon 'Going Without' as part of SPILL National Platform 2014

Ciara McKeon, ‘Going Without’ SPILL Festival of Performance 2014, part of the SPILL National Platform, produced by Pacitti Company. Video by Chameleoneye Films.

game of bricks …

(two pushed forward)

one dropped

shusssh-rise rocking body

one selected Aaa-

eyes fluttering up carried into hands

steeple fall(s)

(down)

dragging under

bum leaning

forward

hands +…

arms slouched

forward. Crumbling.

flesh creasing

wrinkles

cold paws.

Fast mooove…

Fall forward

lie over breaks (sic)

breasts pinched

forward

tipping the nipples over.

Elbow angle (triangle)

(…)

then

where do I look?

face for expression?

legs jilting body?

squashed flesh?

…balancing over.

(un)touching ground.

(“floatingdefyinggravity”- R.P)

brick missing in

beneath her!

vaginal front

lips breathing

shussssh…

Breathe through

hallow breath

Sound waves-

echo

lightly-

by the shape of the hole into the brick

the line and hole in the nape of her neck

the nape of her back

the low line that draws the nape of her crack

the nape of her neck

the nape of her back

the low line that draws the nape of her crack

the nape of her crack

the low line that draws

the nape of her crack

the nape of her

the nape of

the nape

(left uncovered)

Withdraw +

fall back on to

toes

Reversing backwards

reinserting. Brick.

Calling with hips and

saliva waning its

absence.*

leaning forward,

hissing continuous…

toes – clay

like limbs

over brick.

Feed high

(perspective).

Gait/bait

interrogation space

water pipes

coloured yellow

drips

on stonework.

White square, upper left, red.

Bricks on right

her!

red bricks in centre

sound play.

Empty space

sound following

pipe dridripips…

with sewer hole nearby.

Bye by radiator

concrete spaces.

Now absent figure.

Absent space.

Architecture brute…

stonework palate….

lime-yellow-wet thrust!

lick that brick.

Water that licked that brick.

Water that dripped and wet,

and water down-down

russshing into silence

russshing into breath

russshing into an=bsence

coming on nothing

smell! (s)

meaningless

the

empty space

after she! has gone.

the

existential cry-sees

hysteria

hysterectomy

pregnant void.

Value in

Life.

Breath….

Having (A!) breath….

Being!

THERE!

PRESSSENT!

gone

hushed away.

*[insert drawing of body shaped as an unspoken letter SSSS]

Debbie Guinnane is an Irish visual artist who is currently based in Newcastle upon Tyne. She was recently awarded a full research studentship to pursue a PhD in performance art practices at Northumbria University, which commenced in October 2014. Recent performances include participating in Bbeyond’s Holding Time performance at Newtownards, Belfast November 2014, and GastroPODa at SPILL Festival of Performance as part of their 2014 National Platform October 2014. For more information please contact her at debbieguinnane@gmail.com.

 

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Going Without Show Info


Cast includes Ciara McKeon

Link http://spillfestival.com/show/going-without/

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