The very first open rehearsal took place in a location not used again for the remainder of the project. Shoes were removed, and visitors climbed a
staircase to enter into a warm, enclosed space that seemed to exist quite apart from the rest of the building. Unsure how I would react to the
performers’ nudity, I quickly found myself totally at ease, drawn towards the carpet, compelled to be on the same level as those around me.
I was fortunate enough to attend the open rehearsals of Temporary Title, 2015 last Thursday and see the creative process of Xavier Le Roy.
There was an instant connection to his work as I was captivated by its sheer visual beauty. The exhibition space was transformed into a moving
sculpture of translucent flesh. The performers’ graceful bodies remodeled their size and shape as they travelled their journey solo, in pairs or
as a pride. My initial reaction to the work was the same as when I’m entrenched in the natural world, something that is vital for our own internal
rhythm as human beings.
When I read through my scribbled notes from June, from when I was taking part in Xavier and Scarlet’s development workshop in Venice for Title in Process, 2015 up until now, as we are developing the work in Sydney, I encounter questions that I continue to ask myself – not to find their answers, but to ask questions as a continuous mode of production: Read More
A + A
Today is first open rehearsal. About 30 people come. One of them is a child. For the purposes of this report I'll call him A.
The score is an hour and a half. We each have a shift. Mine: first 30 minutes be a visitor, last hour be in the score. So, I watch A. secretly, from the edges of the black carpet. I wonder, how is he experiencing the nakedness? Read More
Rehearsal Day 6, 7
I loved getting a first impression of the exhibition - the bodies keep rearranging themselves at different speeds and in different groupings and positions so that you are constantly taken by surprise at where and in what kind of state and grouping they are.