False Start

2022. Filming and editing for Lucilia Caesar:

“The show must go on!”

Four performers put themselves in the shoes of sprinters, suggesting their relentless preparation for the race. Faced with the Promethean dream and the idolisation of victory – with its notions of competition, speed, performance and success whatever the cost that are so representative of our age – False Start explores our relationship with failure and the impulse to transcend ourselves. It probes the vulnerability and frailty at the root of humanity as much as the forces of perfection. A theatrical, musical and physical project.