Seven Falls – Karen Christopher Nick Murray Performance

Seven Falls is an outdoor performance sited next to a body of water (a river, lake or sea), for an audience of passersby as well as an assembled one. Created by Karen Christopher and Teresa Brayshaw, the piece concerns our preoccupations with safety and the underlying assumptions and reactions instilled by continuous danger and risk assessments. 

For the iteration of Seven Falls at Chisenhale Dance Space (2017), Nick drew on and repurposed the sonic environment of the canal, performing a semi-improvised piece for viola and archival recording. 

Photography: Vanek Photography

Images made to accompany the sound performance, inspired by Karen Christopher’s research.