AVALANCHE CANDY (FALLING DANCE)

Mary Hurrell

In this episode, Mary Hurrell shares and discusses her eleven-minute piece 'Avalanche Candy', a sonic choreography which explores the idea of falling. Guided by the vibrational and embodied quality of the work, we discuss audio as a way to communicate emotional and physical knowledge and intelligence. Collaging text, synthesised voice and field recordings, Hurrell explores notions of gravity within a digital realm; the listener is choreographed through a space of organic and artificial sensations, deconstructed movements and digital physicalities, a bubblegum-industrial dance.

 

Mary Hurrell (b.1982 South Africa) is an artist working across sound production, live performance and sculpture as a form of expanded choreography. She is interested in forms of language and movement in relation to physical and psychological experience. She has exhibited and performed both nationally and internationally, with selected solo performances, projects and exhibitions including: BUOY, Nicoletti Contemporary, London, (2021); Movement Study 6, The Bower, London (2018); 3 (OXIORCAD), Flat Time House, London (2018); 2 (AERIAL), Kunstraum, London (2018); 1 (PITCH), Body Ecologies 1,Centro Botin, Spain (2018); StereoSkin, Herdubreid Biosal, Seydisfjordur, Iceland (2017); EROTIC MECHANICS, Martello Street, London (2016); Call/Coda, Carlos/Ishikawa, London (2012). Selected group performances, exhibitions and festivals include; RADIOPHRENIA, CCA, Glasgow (2022); Cafe OTO, London (2021); Auto-Poem, Nicoletti X London Gallery Weekend, London (2021); UNDEX, Jupiter Rising x Edinburgh Art Festival, Jupiter Artland, Edinburgh (2019); Chou, Yamakiwa Gallery, Japan (2018); Body Echo, Nicoletti Contemporary, Paris (2018); An Evening Of Performances, The Roberts Institute of Art, London (2016); London Open, Whitechapel Gallery, London (2015); My Vocabulary Did This Too Me, South London Gallery (2014)