Hidden Architectures is an interdisciplinary collaboration between choreographer Saffy Setohy and artist/composer Jan Hendrickse. The work is made for six dancers, and one musician playing prepared electric guitars, and electronics. The premise of the work is that performers are linked by almost invisible lines stretched between their mouths, lines that are amplified so that they also contribute to the sound score of the work. In this way the tensions between bodies are amplified. The original documentation of the work was a fifty minute film of the live performance. The current video work is constructed as a reworking of this document. The two screens show the work from the mid-point, the right screen progressing forwards, the left screen reversing the flow of time back to the beginning of the work. One of the original concerns of this work was to explore the 'between' - that which both binds and separates. This re-working re-animates spatial and temporal tensions: Past and future, journeying and returning, inhaling and exhaling.
Jan Hendrickse is an interdisciplinary artist and researcher based in the UK. For more information on their work visit https://www.janhendrickse.com