‘Seen but not Heard’ is a live skype communication and performance elegy about bygone plays, past trips to the theatre and how we recall our experiences. Two audiences face each other and share a live moment. They can be seen but not heard. One audience is Corton House Residential Home in Norwich (who also helped to write the performance) the other is Buzzcut in Glasgow. Live, unpredictable and empowering, ‘Seen but not heard’ is a unique sharing between two different audiences and contexts; one recalling the past, the other imagining their future and both contributing to the present.
Odd Comic is Dot Howard and Holly Bodmer. We devise unconventional performance that sits between live art and theatre and engages a variety of people. We share an interest in observing the everyday and seeking the absurd. We enjoy providing an enriching and different experience for an audience. Our work is humorous, thought-provoking, gently radical, interactive and inclusive. We often perform in unusual spaces and contexts, and our creative process usually involves participants. Previous work has included working with older people in a residential home, patients in a hospital, employees in an office and dog walkers in a park. We have also performed in those places. We met as post-graduates at Dartington College of Art in 2007 (Dot studying Visual performance and Holly studying Devised Theatre) and have collaborated in Norwich since. We also work individually as creative practitioners and community artists across the sectors of arts and health.
‘Seen but not Heard’ is commissioned by Norwich Arts Centre.