Thomas Goddard: Idle Hands are the Devil’s Workshop
Idle Hands are the Devil's Workshop is a new performance from Thomas Goddard developed in collaboration with choreographer James Hadaway and students from Stanwell School's Performing Arts course during Experimentica, Chapter’s annual live art festival.
Presenting hands as the protagonist and performer, an abstracted tragi-comedy performance will use movement techniques such as finger tutting to render familiar forms as beautifully disembodied.
The work will expand upon Goddard's short film Idle Hands are the Devil's Play Thing, to be screened prior to the performance, which combines archival footage of busy hands, from scrolling and tapping to smoking and fanning, to consider the social, psychological and emotional contexts of these movements and activities.
An Experimentica 17 commission supported by the Arts Council of Wales