Artificial Things | ★★★★ Exeunt Magazine


There are many memorable moments in Lucy Bennett’s Artificial Things, bold and disarming as it is, but one stands out in particular: a serene duet in which two disabled dancers, wheelchairs abandoned, take turns supporting each other as they glide across a stage strewn with snowflakes, their bodies entwined in corporeal harmony under soft blue beams. With its choreographic reciprocity and hints of vulnerability, the scene epitomises the broader themes present in the piece, among them human interdependence and social integration. That Artificial Things resonates not as a static portrait of these themes but an ongoing dialogue about their cultural significance is perhaps its greatest feat.

Dave Toole and Laura Jones in Artificial Things