I've just finished work on a piece of animation
for Dundee based dance company Smallpetitklein and
their dance piece 'Within This Dust'.
Within This Dust is a dance theatre piece which explores Richard
Drew's iconic photographs of a man falling from the World
Trade Centre during the 9/11 attacks. The animation will
be screened in between two of the dance pieces.
you can see, I took some pretty direct inspiration from the famous
photo, but decided to focus on the patterns and structure of the
buildings rather than the falling figures, mainly because I was
too scared to tackle such a delicate subject head on like that
(especially given the relatively short time I had to make it).
I was quite happy to concentrate on creating and experimenting
with more abstract imagery, and the crumpled paper (an idea taken
directly from the design of the dance piece) provided a great visual
metaphor that neatly allowed me to avoid having to tackle a more
Within This Dust will be performed at this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe from
the 7th to the 19th of August at Dance Base (Venue 22) 14-16 Grassmarket, Edinburgh. More