Artificial Things

In this award-winning dance film, director Sophie Fiennes collaborates with choreographer Lucy Bennett to reimagine Stopgap Dance Company’s stage production Artificial Things.

Filmed on 16mm in a derelict suburban shopping mall and featuring an ensemble of disabled and non-disabled dancers, the piece explores human interdependence, strength and vulnerability.

Dancers Amy Butler, Laura Jones, Chris Pavia, David Willdridge and David Toole, who sadly died in October 2020, devised the stage production and appear in the film.