"The craft with which the strands of the performance are layered invite the audience to settle in and to question their place of knowing and being. The performer moves slowly across the space, articulate and refined movement pathways in the body supporting the embodiment of image – the undoing, unlearning. The maker’s authorial voice comes through strongly via the distilled and complimentary decisions around form and content. This enables the work that is philosophical in purpose, to be presented with clarity and with space for the audience to enter from a place of deep listening."
Kayla Dougan Bowtell, independent academic, educational consultant and movement practitioner
"In the performance work TIME TURTLE as part of the research Becoming animal: Posthuman Strategies of Practice, the audience is invited to attend to a collection of stories told from both the perspective of humans and animals, some fictitious others real. These elements blend and compose a temporal experience that constitutes from deep listening and the performance of intra-action with materials."
Concept, Performance: Zandile Darko
Outside eye, costume: Jelka Plate
With texts by Bernard Yaw Darko, Jelka Plate
Soundscape: Freya F. Röbbert
Supervision: Fenia Kotsopoulou
External mentor: Nishant Shah
Video: Daz Disley
Premiere: 17 June 2022 at Theatrium ArtEZ University of the Arts, Home of Performance Practices in Arnhem, Netherlands