Work and play are in progress on an improvised assembly of lightweight wooden battens. The task is open-ended, the activity cooperative. Structures of tenuous stability evolve and collapse; battens knock, slide and fall. Come and go as you please – step in and participate or stand back and observe. Gradually, depending on gravity and the ingenuity of its builders, a delicate and ephemeral creation emerges…
Slippage appears simple, but for those who join in, it’s a reconnection to the value and joy of play. Time slips away. Objects, bodies and space begin to merge. Directly involved with the effects of change and challenge, audiences are both choreographers of, and choreographed by, an unpredictable yet absorbing process, both liberating and transformative.
Louise Lavarack, in collaboration with Ellen Davies & Cobie Orger
Acknowledgements – Slippage was developed in a space managed by Creative Spaces, City of Melbourne
Image by – Louise Lavarack