B-1997

Multidisciplinary
Artist and
Writer

 
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Movements

UCL EAST Artist in Residence

2019 - 2020

Visit the full body of Research Here

In September 2019 I was appointed Artist in residence for a year long residency at UCL EAST to create work alongside the development of the new UCL site in Stratford. Throughout the year I  immersed myself in the building and development of the site, gathering research with the intention of creating a performance with East London dancers displaying my findings through movement. Due to Covid19 the performance was unable to take place and is still under development. I have recently been commissioned to create a permanent piece based on my research for the new UCL buidling, with potential for the performance to take place in 2022.

Contact Points

Sound and Movement Workshops

2019 - 2020

Contact points is a Series of Sound and Movement workshops run alongside artist Eleni Zachariou, with a focus on accessibility and the shared interests in bodily communications and collective movement within the urban landscape. The Workshops have previously been hosted at Tate Modern, Peak Gallery and Chisenhale Studios. The Workshops will inform a future performance.

Find out more about our workshops
Here

Script Writing

Television and Theatre Scripts

2018 - Current

Notable works currently in production
Contact Seren_metcalfe@hotmail.co.uk for Sample Scripts.

2020 - Current
Don't Forget to Feed Gary - A Dark Comedy drama Series Written with Billy Parker. 
2019 - Current
Petrol - A Play written with Billy Parker 
​2018 - Current
STI (Sorry to Intrude) - A Web Series Pilot written with Lucky Christie 


 

Television Studio

Concept for development

2020

Television Studio looks at themes of labour and time within television. On the stage everything is set out in stations much like a television studio. I imagine the moment on a talk show when the camera moves from the chat show host to the next station where the band will play. Or on a game show where each obstacle is set out at a different platform of the circle but the camera films one station at a time so the audience views everything on a continuous timeline.  The layout represents a clock face. Three performers are on stage. A drummer placed at 12 o'clock, A dancer placed at 3 o'clock and the actor/ cold caller placed at 9 o'clock. At 6 o'clock sits the audience completing the circle. 

Coronation Street of Contemporary Dance

Concept for development

2020

This Video acts as a concept for a live choreographed performance with a projection. The Video is a Montage of moments from the first episode of Coronation Street to Current episodes. The Montage depicts a timeline of working class northern history from the 1960's till our current time through the eye of a TV screen. These moments will be turned into a chain of movements to create choreography for two dancers to perform live next to the video.  The depiction of time within soaps is of interest to me and how we can witness these highs and lows of emotions of an entire street within a 30 minute time frame summing up some kind of human experience throughout time. The television screen acts as a window into those moments of time where fictional narratives are formed from real life experiences. 

The Go Fuck Yourself Choir

Concept for development

2019

Lit up by smartphone torches, a Choir of voices repeat the words 'Go Fuck Yourself'

 

Applause

Concept for development

2019

I walk home at night. I can’t help but peak into the windows of the houses I pass. Their televisions and bedroom lights illuminate the street. I feel drawn to watch. Indulging on micro- moments of strangers and neighbours lives. I go home and watch the flats opposite. I watch the random codes of lights turning off and on. I watch hands raise up as goals are scored, I watch candles from birthday cakes being blown, fights and moments of joy. They watch me too. The window acts as a television screen - capturing these moments. 

'Video In collaboration with Ella Turner- Bridger and Fay Rushton- Ryan.

WERE ALL JUST TRYING TO GET BY

Performance

2017 - Current

Since 2017 I have been attempting to appear in television audiences with T-shirts spelling out the phrase: 'WERE ALL JUST TRYING TO GET BY'.

A Large scale print of the Yorkshire Moors

Performance

2019

The Scene is set with the audience instructed to make wind sounds as if sat on a peak of The Yorkshire Moors. As I begin to make up a song on the black keys of the piano a Professional Contemporary Dancer begins to dance to the music. 

Sometimes its about the idea of a moment rather than the physical moment itself. 
 
This piece was about making do with what you have - reimagining work so it is able to be materialised even with no budget (something I like to call purposefully shit) - replacing something and trusting the creativity of others to imagine what could have been in its place.


Professional Contemporary Dancer: Fay Rushton Ryan, Wind Sounds: Audience

Rush Hour

Performance

2017

In the Factories the women would tap their steel toe boots to the sound of the machinery transferring rhythm from machine to body and body to machine.
The dancers tap through the space of The Crypt Gallery. The corridors mimic the underground tube tunnels focusing on the systematic, structured movements of the city. The dancers become more and more erratic, repeating routines and movements until they reach their final destination.


This Performance took place at The Crypt Gallery, Euston. 

In Collaboration with Dancers: Chloe Walker, Beckie Callow and Sophie Alstead.

FELT

Performance

2017