Tate n Lyle and Fionn Duffy Residency

We’re very excited for our residency at Siobhan Davies Dance. Here’s some of what we’ve been doing to prepare:

  • Skyping one another.
  • Applying to Arts Council England for funding to pay ourselves for our time there, and some ‘experts’ (friends we want to drink beer with) to visit us.
  • Talking to each other about whiteness, about somatic dance, about institutions, about buildings.
  • Listening to John Giorno’s Everyone is a complete disappointment on repeat.
  • Asking some friends if they’d like to share some work on our online radio broadcast, Radio Play (Tuesday 31st July, 6pm – till late).
  • Listening to the work they’ve sent along so far and been THRILLED.
  • At the encouragement of a curator, applying the work we’ll be making to a festival taking place in February 2019, despite not having yet made it or knowing much at all about what it’ll be. (We said it’ll be a sound installation and then described a previous work we had made).
  • Preparing for a lush sunny London: selecting sunglasses, summer frocks and tank tops; considering best beer and berries picnic fare; practicing our best dances for a sun-drenched studio with all the windows thrown open.
  • Editing together the sounds of our laughter. Have a listen here (isn’t it gross?).
  • On hearing that Ed Sheeran has been accused of plagiarism, listening back to our work ~ on the tube.
  • Waiting to hear back from the Arts Council.
  • Writing this blog post.