WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Personal archives, paintings and poetry are cut and spliced together live on stage in this multi-layered story. Pip Heywood has worked as a documentary film editor for over 30 years. With this autobiographical piece, he applies that craft to live performance. He explores the threads of continuity in his family, a serious accident, and the act of storytelling itself. By juxtaposing broad themes like his love of landscape with intimate details such as the feel of his mum's old dress, Pip weaves together a story that relates to all of us. Working with a 16mm film editor's pic-synch and a live camera feed projected on stage, he guides the audience through the processes of editing. As he cuts and splices, the story of his life unfolds.
Running time: 1hr