How I became an artist Part 1: From just a twinkle in my father’s eye to pre-pubescence
A hilarious celebration of nature, nurture, and mucking about – an exploration of the connections between childhood play and adult creativity. Etheridge transposes the language and terminology of experimental art practices onto her own childhood activities, as seen through original family slides. She takes an irreverent look at the daily work of a performance artist, where play is a terribly serious business.
Part performance demonstration, part thriller, this new work begins with a fascination with foley; the archaic, tender and hand-made technique of making sound effects for film. Using our collective cinematic language Bannon explores this very particular art form where the chase scene, the sex scene and the bit where the door is kicked off its hinges can all be conjured with party poppers, bits of wood and lots of vegetables. This perfectly poised performance plays with home-made sound effects, imagination and good old fashioned suspense to create a world where your ears cant believe what they are seeing.
Developed with the support of Residence, Testing Grounds and Arnolfini. Dramaturgical support by Lucy Cassidy.