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Faye Driscoll

There may be only one continent left on earth, or a simple raft: a platform on which little by little, ten performers’ bodies are welded together in precarious equilibrium. They enact a living sculpture, a morphing glacier, a tableau in which limbs, faces, and humanity seem to melt into rapturous languor and sensuality. Water is sprayed on their entangled flesh as if to nurture this collective body, at once strange and sublime, whose panting breath ultimately merges with that of the audience.

Somewhere between choreography and installation, Weathering is a multi-sensory performance where bodies, sounds, scents, liquids, and objects gradually become the final vestiges of our species. This stunning, radiant work by the New York based choreographer Faye Driscoll is a unique expression of both the disasters and the transformations haunting our times.


Companionate Reader

Learn more about the piece, the works that inspired it, and the ecological thinking that drives it with the companionate reader Durations of Soft Detail, written by Faye Driscoll, Dages Juvelier Keates and Jesse Zaritt.

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About the artist

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Faye Driscoll (New York + Los Angeles)

A singular voice in the contemporary performing arts, Faye Driscoll has been known to unsettle critics and audiences alike with the sensory shock and novel forms of empathy that inform her performance pieces. She works to awaken our senses, seeking to counter the numbness instilled by the various forms of technology that dominate everyday life.

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Media Coverage

“An enthralling, epically adventurous work.”

Siobhan Burke, The New York Times (United States), 07-04-2023

“Driscoll’s Weathering, 70 minutes of riveting, engrossing performance, an artistic triumph, comments on and equates the human condition with the dissolution of our natural environment. Our planet is imperiled to the point.”

Catherine Tharin, Dance Enthusiast (United States), 28-04-2023

“Atop a square, springy mattress of a platform, ten artists morph a sculpture of breath and flesh into a high-octane bacchanal.”

Erin Bomboy, Bachtrack (United States), 13-01-2024

“Driscoll, a meticulous artist enamored of the id, has used configurations that look like games of Twister before. This time, the mode has a more serious, ecological spin. It’s a bid to pay attention to tiny changes with huge consequences.”

Brian Seibert, The New Yorker (United States), 29-01-2024


“I was interested in creating a soundscape that would pull those things apart so that you could feel and question, ‘whose body is this? Is this my body, is this a body near me, is this a body of the performer?’ – that would confuse some of our delineations of how we decide that things are very separate.”

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