Blue Noodle, 2021-ongoing

Developed through Forced Collaboration* in early 2021, Emily produced a series of performance GIFs exploring a blue swimming noodle in response to a set of instructions shared from artist Bryony Hussey. The full extent of the collaboration can be found here.

Interested in body-object combinations, Emily continues to explore the performantive potential of the noodle and how that object performs with her, expanding out into elements of play, sculpture and choreography.

Looking outwards and gathering noodles, Emily is also in the process of working on a series of movement workshops using swimming noodles, with early workshop developments found below.

*Forced Collaboration is an online platform led by artist Georgia Gendall that matches artist’s practices anonymously and creates a space for cross-disciplinary collaborations through the process of making/following instructions to create artworks.

A GIF of Emily moving a blue swimming noodle that is attached to one of her feet. She stands on both feet, bending over to the left, creating a semi-circle with the noodle and her body. She is in a muddy and snowy park area.
A GIF of Emily moving a blue swimming noodle that is attached to one of her feet. She stands on one leg and moves the noodle low around her feet, she then extends and lifts her leg before pointing her toe into the mud and steching backwards with the noodle. She is in a muddy and snowy park area.
A GIF of Emily moving a blue swimming noodle that is attached to one of her feet. She stands on one leg and moves the noodle, lifting her foot and curving the noodle. She is in a muddy and snowy park area.
A GIF of Emily moving a blue swimming noodle that is attached to one of her feet. She stands on straight with both feet in the mud, holding the noodle upright against her body. Suddenly she lets go of the noodle and it flops forward, she mimics this movement and also slouches forward. She is in a muddy and snowy park area.
A GIF of Emily moving a blue swimming noodle that is attached to one of her feet. She stands on one leg and moves the noodle. She is in a muddy and snowy park area.
A GIF of Emily moving a blue swimming noodle that is attached to one of her feet. She stands on one leg and moves the noodle, extending and lifting her leg. She is in a muddy and snowy park area.
Emily is moving a blue swimming noodle that is attached to one of her feet. She stands on both feet, bending over to the left, creating a semi-circle with the noodle and her body. She is in a muddy and snowy park area.
Emily is moving a blue swimming noodle that is attached to one of her feet. She stands low to the ground and moves the noodle low around her feet. She is in a muddy and snowy park area.
In a grassy park area surrounded by thick green trees, three people stand wearing colourful clothing and have multiple swimming noodles in various colours attached to their bodies. They curve out away from the bodies, creating limb-like extensions.
Noodle Workshop Testbed, October 2021
Esme stands side on from the camera in a grassy park area. She is dressed in reds, pinks and oranges and has a red swimming noodle strapped to her side that curves over her head.
A leg stands central to the image in a grassy area, with a yellow swimming noodle attached to it with tape and cables. Like an extension, it stretches beyond the foot in front of them.
Lucie stands with her arms raised over her head wearing a green jumper and red jeands. A collection of swimming noodles in multiple colours are curved around in front of her. She stands in a grassy park area.
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