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the moment I saw you I knew I could love you

"There are a thousand beautiful moments: my favourites include a film of a woman floating adrift at sea projected onto a tiny Sealegs packet and a harrowing story of a childhood terrorised by a sword-swallower’s accident. It’s a rich and rewarding experience being immersed in this watery world."   Total Theatre

A performance installation made in collaboration with filmmaker Andrew Kotting, composer Graeme Miller and chanteuse Claudia Barton with guest appearances by two octogenarians, Geoff and Rene, still in love.

The piece is about gut feelings; fight, flight and freeze reactions; impulse, love and undefended moments. It's set in the belly of a whale.

Film and live action merge with sampled sound and siren song as the audience is cast adrift in life-rafts with only stories and half-remembered truths to sustain them.

The Curious quest is autobiological; to expose from the inside truth and lies, biography and mythology; to probe how we compile and edit the stories of our "selves".

"Film and live performance, soundscape and installation combine in this love story to offer glimpses of an endless horizon as well as intimate close-ups.... There is something immensely wistful about a piece that demonstrates that we are merely chemical compounds, and yet also shows us how to discover equilibrium." The Guardian ****



the moment I saw you I knew I could love you was commissioned by Chelsea Theatre for SACRED 2009, Colchester Arts Centre and New Moves International for The National Review of Live Art 2010. It was made with the support of a Wellcome Trust Arts Award, the National Lottery through Arts Council England, Brunel University and collaboration with scientists at the Wingate Institute of Neurogastroenterology, London.

The piece was last performed at the City of Women Festival, Ljubljana (October 2012) and the Sydney Festival (Janaury 2013).