Age-Old

 

Co-created by Sarah Hopfinger, 25 years-old, and Carragh McLavin, 7 years-old.

Presented in 2013 at Manipulate, Buzzcut, Imagine Ideas Exchange and Platform.

"Tender, merry yet affecting dialogue about the distances – in noticing, understanding, believing –that grow in, and with us across years ... a joyous reminder that age needn't wither dreams or optimism" 4 Stars, The Herald


"Delicious 30-minute meditation exploring the differences of perspective between Hopfinger and her little friend and co-performer" 4 Stars, The Scotsman

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We are Carragh and Sarah, younger and older, and we both have blue eyes. We stand at different points along this path. This path is older than us. The land looks different from where we each are, but if we stand still a while and look around we can see some of the same trees, mountains, and animals. If we listen hard we can hear the wind carrying our voices towards each other. Weʼre not sure what lies between us.

Age-Old is an intergenerational duet performance that I co-created with a 7 year-old girl, Carragh McLavin. Through movement composition, playful interaction with white plastic bags, film projection of the performers outdoors and attempts to ʻbecomeʼ animals, this performance explores adult-child and human-nonhuman relations. In making this work I wanted to better understand and develop an ethics and politics of adult-child artistic collaboration.

 
 

©2020 by Sarah Hopfinger.