A Leisure Complex
took place in Carnoustie Leisure Centre, a warren of interconnected structures which have been constructed over the last eighty years or so. Using certain historical and spatial givens as anchors, I made this promenade performance to gnaw at the audience's sense of spatio-temporal certainty. The building originated in 1934 with The Beach Hall, to which other later additions were made in the 50s, 80s and in 2014.
On the evening of the performance, the audience assembled in the foyer and were led through a sequence of spaces. At various points along the way, performers and media folded different time-lines into each other, to unsettle the audiences's time-feel and render their present unstable.
Towards the end of 2014, we produced a newspaper, also called A Leisure Complex
, to document the performance. It features an essay by Kate Strain and design by Peter Maybury
Read the newspaper here.
Read Kate Strain's essay here.
Read the handout that was given to the audience members here.
Commissioned by Collective
, Edinburgh as Part of All Sided Games
GREETER Frances Stacey
SKATER Suzie Beith
NARRATOR Caroline Deyga
GUITARIST Martin Barrett
TEENAGER Erin Cooper
Concept, script and spatial choreography/ Dennis McNulty
Producer / Catherine Sadler
Assistant producer / James Bell
Director / Dennis McNulty
Floral Arrangement / Maureen Bremner
Lighting / Steve Page Lighting
Additional A/V / WarPro
Sound / Jack Coghill
Video documentation / Alan McIlarth & Michal Zagorski