Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
Originating from an investigation into the cause and consequences of performer Sarah Armstrong's phobia of rats – to her a symbol of strength and power, as well as of fear and disgust – Karolin Kent's Dualistic Echoes is a dance installation that explores the dualism of symbols, connecting personal experience to wider political and social issues. 'Trauma seems to be much more than a pathology, or a simple illness of a wounded psyche; it is always the story of a wound that cries out, that addresses us in the attempt to tell of a reality or truth that is not otherwise available. This truth, in its delayed appearance and its belated address, cannot be linked only to what is known, but also to what is unknown in our very actions and our language.' – Caruth, C.