photo: Billy Marchenski, Lara Barclay photographer: Chris Randle
Mascall on directing Public Research, scoring improvisations in site-specific contexts:
“It allows me to begin a conversation with the interpreters. I begin to see connections over time. In the moment of making a performative choice they reveal what they understand about the idea and thus point to the direction we will go next. It is about extending the nature of collaboration.
Similarly as an outside eye, I see that in the throes of interpretation (of the space, of the story if there is a story teller, of the music, of the spoken words of the poet) I see where the movement meets another form and where it is distinct in itself. This process is totally different than working in the studio and really can only be done with great performers.”