10.3.10

T H R E E S O M E

Today was the Scratch Performance. As I have been without internet for the last couple of days, plus an enroaching illness has turned Hannah and I into whiney slobs, I've neglected the blog. So today - an Update! I'll post photos from the Scratch Performance today in a post tomorrow, but for now, here is Hannah, myself and new recruit, Natalie, in a rehearsal on Monday in the seminar room. Our army continues to grow, indeed. Having a third person is strange; Hannah and I know exactly how to get into/out of the costumes and the accompanying pain they bring, so to inflict this onto a new person was quite nerve wracking. Thankfully, Natalie has been a brilliant sport and has thrown herself into all things Unit 14. For the Scratch, we are going to be performing to a sequence of movements devised by Hannah and I which we are going to listen to on our IPods. The audience, however, will hear music - the Bela Bartok's 'Music for Strings' composition. We will appear to be moving in unison to the music, but will in fact be moving to the commands said to us via our headphones. The Scratch Performance is taking place in the foyer of our Back Hill campus in full view of an unknowing/unwilling/unaware audience. Storyboard for Scratch:Below, is Natalie and Hannah practising in the allocated Scratch space - the rectangle marked on the floor is the space we have to perform in. Its a bit like a pen. We've vowed that after this Scratch, we are going to neglect the mannequin stuff entirely for a while and MOVE ON UP. We've got a list of things to get on with, and a host of ideas to have a go at. As the list below shows, the next thing to do involves SINK PLUNGERS. Yes, faithful reader, you have been warned. Hannah, Natalie and I will be experimenting with all things PRO-LAPSE. On a more worrying note, we've made so much mess at our desk in the studio at Back Hill that we think we are beginning to unwillingly breed Fruit fly...is it possible they can come from Paper Mache? We are worried. It smells, it looks like puke, and I think things are turning rotten.

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