In Plato's Cave: Shadows of Love
1997, 12:00 minutes, colour, English
Performance by Daniel Lomas and Sue Biely. This tape features a strange 'love duet' set to 'funeral' music; two characters, as shadow figures in front of a light orb, recreate aspects of 'relationship', the coming together and coming apart.
The performance is reminiscent of a times past, when ritual and love were tightly bound. In the quick-thrill and pornographic age of today, these slow and precise movements of courtship and loss seem 'out of place'. (Thing of Astaire, then think of Michael Jackson...you'll get the point.)
In it's 'minimal' set and choreography, this piece expresses more, and with greater poetic effect, than most melodramatic works that feature excessive emotional deliveries. A beautiful piece of dance, mime and story.
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