Devisors and performers: Julie Brixey-Williams & Libby Worth Passing Between Folds
Director and Camera: Bucy McDonald
Assistant: Karmini Plaha
Editor: Nick Calori
Sound Designer: Henning Knoepfel
Passing Between Folds began as a collaborative investigation over five years into the meaning of Home, with particular focus upon intimate hand gestures and the movements of domestic routine. Devised as a duet between Brixey-Williams and Worth, it takes an expanded view of a relationship that operates both in and out of the locus of home, using as metaphor, the journey of a boat through the landscape. There is interplay between what is seen and what is heard, and disjunction is used to highlight the uncompromising and unresolved sense of tension between the push and pull of home, and the consideration of intimacy between these two women and their connection to the landscape.
Julie Brixey-Williams is a multi-disciplinary artist and performer, whose practice co-authors works with place. She is a member of the Royal Society of Sculptors and has worked extensively in collaboration. Works are held in The Yale Center of British Art, Tate Gallery Artists’ Publication archive, Birmingham Museum of Art Library and the University of Kent.
Libby Worth is Reader in Contemporary Performance at Royal Holloway, University of London. Her research interests include dance and text intersections, performance training and folk/traditional dance. She has made and performed in site-responsive performance and has published widely in journals and books.
Bucy McDonald is Head of MA Directing Science and Natural History at the National Film and Television School. Her work as an independent producer/director includes making films with the Natural History Museum, BBC and national charities including Barnardo’s, Ambitious About Autism and Elton John AIDS Foundation.