What is the performer without their stage? What is the audience without their performer? In Absentia is an investigation into the sense of absence created in a theatre environment without the performers present and the sense of absence created within the performer without their recognised stage setting to perform in. As we adapt to the realities of a Covid affected world, this project explores the nature of viewing digitalised dance work and how it compares to the reality of witnessing it in a live theatre setting.
This multimedia project commissioned by Scene Stirling was a cross collaboration with Malcolm Sutherland (performance), Lewis Landini (film) and Duncan Sutherland (sound)