these delicate things

Josh / Past Projects

A multi-disciplinary performance piece in two acts, inspired by the life of compelling photographer Francesca Woodman.

“I was inventing a language for people to see the everyday things that I also see… and show them something different…” Francesca Woodman

Featuring Gavin Bryars’ String Quartet No.2 and Dimitri Shostakovich’s rarely heard String Quartet No.15, performed by The Astrid String Quartet; these bare and fragile works frame the movement of Penny Chivas, Sally Owen and Michael Popper, capturing a haunting picture which complements Woodman’s striking yet destructive creativity.

“If Woodman’s lens held enigmatic glimpses memorably still, this performance reminds us all to be living cameras.” The Herald

Beautiful and moving, Armstrong’s work is an emotive meditation on mortality, challenging us to contemplate and study our own reflections. As they fade and disappear, it seems that only our memories remain…

Director & Design: Josh Armstrong 
Performers: Astrid Quartet, Penny Chivas, Sally Owen and Michael Popper
Image: Tommy Ga-Ken Wan