Shifting Ground

Shifting Ground
By Zoe Scoglio. Presented by Arts House. Concept/Performer/Videographer – Zoe Scoglio. Sound Designer – Nigel Brown. Set and Prop Designer – Zoe Stuart. Interaction Designer – Chris Heywood. Producer – Briony Galligan. Meat Market (Vic). 19 to 22 July, 2012.

This refined work requires a receptive open mind from its audience, who are ushered into a small reception room to receive a piquant glass of tea and choose an industrial or natural rock of their own, to then enter the small gallery of a performance space. 

In the intense, short but highly immersive forty-five minutes Zoe Scoglio engages, discovers, explores and plays with natural and constructed images of the forming, formations, and constructions of geological terrain.  Not a word is spoken and the audience is free to read into it what they will.

Performer, lighting, sound, image and projections are honed and melded to explore shifting interactions with the universe, earth and manmade construction. 

Throughout, it is the interactive mechanisms of sound and movement that are particularly intriguing and affecting.

Shifting Groundis a beautifully managed, sensitive and finely tuned collaboration of considerable artistic merit.

Highly recommended for those into, or wanting to experience performance art.

Suzanne Sandow  

Photographer: Ponch Hawkes.

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