Paul Hughes and Rohanne Udall are London based artists and performers. Their collaborative and interdisciplinary practice as Tempo Rubato explores suggestion, possibility and playfulness. Working in series they move through different gestures and materials to establish and exhaust systems of meaning.
Two performers move through a series of gestures borrowed from multiple ‘everyday’ sources (e.g. sign language, codified religious movements, or military signals), performed as a virtuosic act of citation and memory. Operating as a quiet poetry and an intimate encounter, the movements are ambiguous and decontextualized; highlighting the intense commitment of the performers to learn and reproduce them.
Credits: Thank you to Linda Jansson Lothe, and Sarah Hoyle at Longfield Hall