THEATRE OF THE TENDER

2016

Theatre of the Tender completes a trilogy of films, book-ending Martin’s work in 16mm. As with Sensorium Tests and At the Threshold, Theatre of the Tender is inspired by mirror-touch synaesthesia, the neurological phenomenon in which observed touch to other bodies and objects is palpably felt. The film implicitly and explicitly asks questions around the meaning of created images, shared languages, and communities. From a theatre workshop based on Augosto Boal’s ‘Theatre of the Oppressed’ techniques, we depart to watch two individuals navigating solitude, one in the mountains and the other in the city’s underground.

Cast

Anamaria Marinca
Myles Westman
Flora Nicholson
Nina Fog
Flo Brooks
James Wannerton
Valeria Napoleone

Crew

Director of Photography
Emma Dalesman

Editor
Guy Ducker

Sound Editor
Franziska Treutler

Composer
Zeena Parkins

Production
Pundersons Gardens

Line Producer
Marcus Werner Hed

Production Manager
Isabella Palmer

Art Director
Billur Turan

Additional Camerawork
Peter Emery

First Camera Assistants
Peter Lowden
Karl Hui
Ralph Messer
Emil Davidoff

Second Assistant Camera
Joe Douglas

Gaffer
Antti Janhunen

Spark
Laurentiu Maria

Sound Recordists
Jake Whitelee
Don Nelson

Boom Operator
Juliet Plumptre

Camera Trainee
Filippo Maso

Production Assistant
Francesca Costa

Stills Photographer
Thierry Bal

Thanks to:

Anne McNulty
Frances Rifkin
Elinor Cleghorn
Laban Dance Centre
Kodak
Ruskin School of Art
Nicholas Oliviere

Funded by:
The Arts and Humanities Research Council