‘A weird substance is trickling out of a hole in the wall of a hospital waiting room. As our character attempt to repair the hole, a strange and formidable force is unleashed’
Shelly made this film while she was associate artist at The Place, the UK’s première centre for contemporary dance. During her residency she undertook choreographic research into backwards motion, this film is the result of this research and is the second in her ‘Backward Series’, other films in this series include Delia and George and Film. POD was inspired by Scooby Doo, B-movies and poltergeists. During the playful devising process, bin bags and a handy roll of latex provided the source for the choreography, character and story development.
POD was made with support from Arts Council England and has screened at numerous dance, arts and film festivals worldwide and has been broadcast on Channel 4.