Taking its title from a new 3D film work produced for this exhibition, The Next Step centres around a seemingly aimless sprawling conversation about relationships, aspirations and life decisions as a baby and a dog advance towards the audience. Through this conversation, a combination of language play, moving image and installation, Theobald explores conflicted feelings about societal conventions, the repeated cycle of human existence, and the ways that received wisdom about life, love, death, freedom and personal growth feed back into daily life through depictions in film, television and music.
The Next Step
8 October – 19 November 2016
2 Queen Street, Leicester, LE1 1QW
Image: Alice Theobald, The Next Step, 2016. 3D Video installation, 11 minutes and 15 seconds