Jane Masons Creations

 


LIFE FORCES

AVAILABLE FOR TOURING FROM SPRING 2015


Over the past decade or so, in her solo and collaborative work in live performance and film, Jane Mason has explored ways in which the movements of bodies and objects can create ‘image worlds’ of great affective resonance and tenderness.

These dynamic architectures of memory, loss, and longing combine dance, text, song and music in patterns of images that slowly align and unfold to suggest passage ways through felt times and spaces of a rhythmed intimacy and intensity. Usually triggered by some aspect of her own lived experience, these ‘worlds’ invite a quiet attention to detail, and an active slowing down into present process.

Over the years, many of Jane’s images have lingered with me and etched themselves into my imagination – for in their exquisite precision and mystery, paradoxically they seem to invite and activate something of the life forces within our own memories and associational fields.

With its initial trigger in some boxes of photographic slides taken by her father some years ago, LIFE FORCES develops this work of mining, uncovering, transposing and inviting, and opens up new landscapes of be/longing. Developed in close collaboration with film maker Magali Charrier, writer-performer Phil Smith, visual artist Sophia Clist and dramaturg David Williams, Life Forces offers a meditation on memory’s place in the face of uncertain futures, on place and home and their resilient fragilities, on the utopian impulse to ‘build’ together and to let (it) go, on the arcing electricity of connection and the drift of dispersal, and on transformation and change as the core ground of being, the ‘life force’ that links everything and everyone.

David Willams

 

Jane Mason - Singer

"Jane Mason is an artist of rare and quiet originality. Life Forces her powerfully intimate new work is brimming with invention, secrets and play. It is a deeply affecting and masterful theatrical miniature."

Wayne McGregor CBE

 

CONTACT

Please contact Creative Producer Tanya Steinhauser for more information.
+44 (0)7853 330995
+44 (0)1653 695997
tanya@somershaus.com

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Life Forces has received funding from Arts Council England and is supported by Swindon Dance, The Place, ICIA University of Bath, Pavilion Dance South West, The Point, South East Dance, Exeter City Council, Exeter University and Kaleider.