Prose Brut is a new performance work by artist Jude Crilly, composed of interwoven choreographies, a seagull swarm, and a site-specific sculpture in collaboration with artist Morgan Courtois.
The performance is made up of both human and bird choreographies, each happening on its own time register but creating a unified image. The performance uses the multiple perspectives inherent to the Harbour’s quays, with its industrial buildings, boats and the horizon line of the sea itself.
The choreographies in Prose Brut presents a new restorative gothio-social imprint within our current political moment. By investigating the contemporary body’s vital relation to presence, antagonism and freedom, a new vocabulary of movement emerges: modular, unregulated, monstrous, poetic.
Prose Brut continues the artist’s recent research into violence, animal behaviours and supernormal stimuli as performance parameters, as well as continuing her interest in the relationship between language and complexity.
Credits: Concept by Jude Crilly; Sculpture by Morgan Courtois and Jude Crilly; Choreographic development and live performance by Matthew Day and Noha Ramadan; Sound design and mixing by Floris Schönfeld; Costume by Cottweiler; Videography by John Treffer. Curated by Keira Greene.
Developed with the generous support of The Arts Council England & The Elephant Trust.
With thanks to Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Vogelbescherming Nederland, West Whelks Whitstable, Mike Wier, Elizaveta Federmesser, José Miguel Biscaya, Morgan Courtois, Melanie Hyams, Matteo Casarin, Cleo Schönfeld.