Photo: Joe Clarke
|Fluke will build on our research into Heath Robinson contraptions (Thingamabob, Logic of Nothing), fusing bespoke, handcrafted inventions with digital and remote programming; exploring the themes of risk and unpredictability by literally handing control over to the audience. Matt has begun exploring this in solo indoor piece Long Shot.
Fluke will be a small-scale, non-verbal outdoor show consisting of 3 juggler/performers, one of whom will also provide live percussive accompaniment. Each performer will operate a mobile ‘contraption deck’. The decks will feature sprung systems to catapult objects, and remote digital technology, allowing the performers and audience to activate them from a distance and on demand.
Fluke will explore the perception of circus as an artform in which risk is inherent and question the audience’s understanding of this. We want to expose what happens when a trick goes wrong or is unpredictable, building narratives around this to delve into the notion of risk versus reward, and pushing the boundaries of how much risk an audience can bear or be willing to create.
As with all of our work, this show will be accessible to family audiences, with wide appeal among children and adults alike. Fluke will be in creation during 2016 and will premiere in 2017 ready for the summer season.
Directed by Matt Pang
Choreography by Revital Gottshalk
Dramaturgical support from Simon Day (The Plasticine Men, Mufti Games) Digital input from installation technologist Tarim of Media Playgrounds.
Fluke is being produced by Cat Boot.
We are currently looking for co-commissioning partners and bookings for the 2017 season. If you are an interested festival or organisation please get in touch.