Facing ecological disaster, ClusterFlux communicate a warning 10,000 years into the future. This show has been shortlisted for the Untapped Award 2023 and is following sold out runs at the Pleasance and Camden People's Theatre.
'Slick, contemporary and formally bold, with a real knack for getting under the skin. I can't wait to keep watching.'
- Sam Ward (YESYESNONO)
In a society where progress is measured by productivity, where minutes are monetised and our value amounts to our utility, what happens when we let the mind wander?
Our show is set in an office, your bog-standard office - printers, filing cabinets and complimentary fruit bowls. It's not where we pictured we would be, when we were just little sprogs and the world was wide and weird and anything could and would (eventually) happen.
As we toil our way through the working day, we're distracted by our childhood dreams and the futures we imagined for ourselves keep disrupting the present we never chose.
Taking the structure of a well-made-play set in an office and unravelling it with magic tricks, dance routines and physical performance, ClusterFlux examine the rhetoric of neo-liberal productivity culture and what creativity and magic can be found in the gaps of production.
This project has been supported by ArtsDepot, Theatre Deli and London Performance Studios.
Sold-out runs at The Pleasance's Futures Festival and Camden People Theatre's SPRINT Festival.
JUST IN CASE GOD FORBID YOU GET RUNOVER SOMEONE NEW CAN COME IN AND TAKE OVER
this dance, this act that fills the space
Built around a process of sharing, the act of writing letters, exchanging memories and making artifacts of the everyday objects around them ClusterFlux reach out across the distance of lockdown to articulate the liminal space that has existed in-between them. A space of melancholy, reflection and a yearning to share experience.
Drawing on the principle of entropy, the process of heading towards decay and the inability to return to what once was, they examine the duration of time and the effort of transitioning absence into presence. The work plays with pausing, fast forwarding and rewinding time in an attempt to write the company back into a performance space.
this dance, this act that fills the space is presented as a performative installation and blends physical choreography, poetic text and live sound improvisation to create a performance score that interacts with a gallery of artifacts that have been accumulated through the company’s rehearsal process. Audiences are encouraged to add their voices to the archive of memories and explore this collective space of reflection as the performance is built and deconstructed around them.