these bones, this flesh, this skin

Martin Charles Suckling, Joan Clevillé, Genevieve Reeves

Research output: Non-textual formDigital or Visual Products


Suddenly we see so much in our daily landscape: the light, the textures, nature sneaking through the cracks… We can also notice a different sense of time, or rather different times co-existing in and around us.

Developed in collaboration between Scottish Ensemble and Scottish Dance Theatre, these bones, this flesh, this skin is a digital work for solo violin and solo dancer by composer Martin Suckling, choreographer Joan Clevillé and cinematographer Genevieve Reeves. Through a bespoke online platform, the audience is invited to combine different audio and visual layers to decide how they want to experience the work in multiple iterations.

Born out of a unique period in our lives, the piece explores how heightened attention can reveal different experiences of time in our bodies and the environment around us. This layering of simplicity and complexity also manifests in the way that the viewer / listener is invited to make decisions. With every new iteration we discover new perspectives, new nuances waiting for us in the spaces in between music, cinematography and dance, between the traces of our own memories and the aliveness of our attention.
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputOnline
Size21 x 4.5' films
Publication statusPublished - 6 Aug 2020

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