And does it edge closer?

Created for the back hallway of a run-down warehouse space, And does it edge closer? is a durational performance for one audience member at a time.

This piece considers the ambiguities inherent in things we perceive as unchanging. Over the course of one hour, the performer moves at a constant, very slow speed. Water drips onto them from above, causing the gradual disintegration of a tissue paper costume. The slow, gradual progression gives a quality of calmness, but this is contrasted by the difficulty of the performer's task. Stark aesthetics and sound add to the atmosphere created by the tension between these two opposing ideas.

And does it edge closer? was presented at Here for Now Performance Series vol. II, which took place at the Eastside Studios Warehouse in December 2018.


Created and performed by Francesca Frewer.

Sound by Adam Asnan and Lukas Lauermann.

Duration: 60 minutes