THE LASTING IMAGE
Performance installation with 4 dancers
The Lasting Image plays with the function performed by the show poster, its promise of a show to come, and the way our expectations are shaped by the advertising image.
A large show poster featuring four performers in mid-action (see pic 1) was displayed around the seaside town of Whitstable, announcing the date, location and times of a show to come.
The Lasting Image plays on the very mechanisms for getting audiences to a show i.e. the poster, advertising, marketing. The performance is nothing but a literal restaging of the poster image through a live tableaux, in an attempt to deliver exactly what is promised by the advert.
Duration: 3 hours
The Lasting Image was made for and presented at The Whitstable Biennale 2010, which was supported by Arts Council England, Kent County Council, and Canterbury City Council.