Dear Potential Audience Member,
I invite you to come and sit with me amongst letters as I attempt to write…write something…write THAT letter…
Words emerge and stories unfold through layers of intricate movement, crumpling paper and failed attempts. Movement and writing combine as the paper and my skin become interchangeable textures; more surfaces for the pen to write on. Tactility and fragility meet sparks of robustness as I find ways to articulate those unwritten letters and explore where I might be holding them.
What do those parts of me have to say?
What will you hear?
What would you write?
‘Inky Matter’ is a solo inspired by letters – yes, the ones we have written and received, but also those that remain unwritten. The letters that we can’t, won’t or never quite get round to writing…what happens to them?
Choreographer/Performer: Kimberley Harvey
Dramaturg: Lou Cope
Original music by composer and musician, Garry Scott James.
Images: Roswitha Chesher (images 1, 3, 4 & 6), Rebecca Carter (images 2 & 5)
Inky Matter has been gratefully supported by South East Dance’s Collaborate programme (2016-17), Arts Council England (March 2018-November 2019) – Teesside University, Metal in Peterborough, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Dance4 and Attenborough Arts Centre.