Sputnik is an other-worldly installation that comes alive to delight and engages visitors of all ages.
A young woman seeks to live away from the earth. With a watchmaker/mechanic she creates a structure that fuses her body and spirit with a machine. The journey begins…
It is impossible to live on this earth, I have no wish to die, especially not now, but I do have a wish to live elsewhere. Therefore I will develop a project for living away from the earth. If the project I create has endless possibilities and is powered by not just my body but my spirit, given the right place and the right time, my life could begin again. Elsewhere. It’s all just a question of how you look at things. I believe that just as there are certain places on this earth that are more attuned to the potential of possibility than others, so there are times that are more propitious. Quite simply if my project is in the right place at the right time then anything is possible.
About Fittings Multimedia Arts
Fittings Multimedia Arts is a disability-led national organisation that makes popular theatre and artworks characterised by directness, comedy, music, emotion and immediacy. It works with materials, performers and artists that reflect and celebrate the United Kingdom’s diverse cultures.
For Sputnik, Carny Gothic performance company Fittings joined forces with Russian kinetic sculpture specialists Sharmanka and dancer/aerialist Claire Cunningham to create a fusion of human and machine.
PERFORMER – CLAIRE CUNNINGHAM
DIRECTOR – GARRY ROBSON
KINETIC SCULPTURE – SHARMANKA
COMPOSER – LEIGH STIRLING
CHOREOGRAPHER – MISH WEAVER
COSTUME – KEVIN POLLARD
PRODUCTION MANAGER AND LIGHTING – SERGE JAKOVSKAYA AND ROB HILL
Funding, commissioning and partner credits:
Supported by Without Walls.