A blank canvas, an electro-acoustic harp, minimalist and symbolic in appearance, Stretch is a screen made of hundreds of strands of fine, shearing elastic.
Stretched from wall to wall, miles of elastic create a permeable threshold or boundary that radically alters the architecture of any space. A stand alone interactive installation, there are no instructions about what to do with Stretch, or how it should be treated. Play it as an instrument, climb it like a web – make your own multisensory journey outside in.
An ever-evolving installation, the early versions of Stretch took often unlikely venues by surprise and by storm. For NottDance International Dance Festival and new venue The Public (West Bromwich) in 2004, the installation was at regular intervals animated by dancers and music, and proved a hit with people of all ages. Composer Craig Vear mixed sound live throughout the performances, as well as during a week of work with Creative Partnerships in Nottingham.
Conceived and designed by Sophia Clist in collaboration with Nick Burge and part of the Catch season at the Lyric Hammersmith in 2003.
Available for touring indoor, outdoor and in site specific locations.
Performances and workshops available on demande.