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Broderick Chow says of this work: ‘It has been created by reading Kafka’s ‘A Country Doctor’ somatically. Starting from the pure, decontextualised descriptions of movements by humans, animals and objects within the short story (‘They almost lift me…’), we have built a mobile dialogue between two bodies. It is a curious thing that the doctor himself rarely moves of his own volition, but is instead animated by other forces: the horses, the young man’s parents, the villagers. In this short dance for camera, the camera’s lens also performs a kind of dance with the bodies of the two performers, intervening in, rather than passively capturing, moments of poise and gesture, balance and counterbalance, effort and friction.’

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