ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT?
Winner of an Arts Award Voice, Pick of the Fringe award and nominated for The Arches Brick Award 2014, Are You Lonesome Tonight? is Chiron's first solo interactive performance. Based on true events and created with neuroscientist research partners, Paul Feltcher and Kate Merrit, it interrogates our understanding how and why delusional beliefs occur by asking:
What is the difference between an imaginative thought and a delusional belief?
How much choice do we have in the beliefs we hold?
Utilising participation, game play, visual imagery and music this performance examines the problematic nature of mental health diagnosis by exploring my lineage to Elvis Presley.
Are You Lonesome Tonight? examines my/your understanding of delusion and imagination by experimenting with the process of meaning making, examining altered states of perception and our interrogating the creation of identity.
Originally created for NOW14 The Yard Theatre, London in March 2014 with support from Grants for the arts, Arts Council England
Are You Lonesome Tonight has been previously programmed at:
Ignite Festival - Bike Shed Theatre,
Latitude Festival, Theatre Delicatessen,
Summmerhall - Edinburgh Fringe
The British Science Festival - Mac, Birmingham,
Hatch: Exchange - Embrace Arts Centre,
Talking, Making, Taking Part - Oval House,
Domestic II - Word of Warning - Salford
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
'Gently involving her audience, she provokes us to think about how others see us, how we see ourselves, and the lenses through which we look at the world.'
'Skillfully executed and resonant Stamp has created a work which needs to be seen by anyone wishing to understand better the subject of mental health'
THIS IS NOT YOU, THIS IS JUST A STORY
Inside this space,
The normal social rules do not apply.
Its ok to lie.
Its ok to the exagerate the truth.
And i'm ok with painfully honest.
This is Not You, This is Just a Story is an intimate performance in a public space using Skype - exploring honesty in a digital space, game creating alter egos, fantasy and alternate realities. The participants continue to communicate online after this first meeting.
Bruno Glint Gallery, London Nov 2013
Performance Art Open Mic Panoply Performance Laboratory, Brooklyn NY Feb 2013
SOBjectivity: objects, electronics, and the (dis)embodying body Panoply Performance Laboratory, Brooklyn NY .