'Artificial Things' consists of three scenes. The first scene shows the underlying tension between the characters, and the second scene is exciting but violent, where the characters seek liberation from the suffering austerity.
This leads to a tragedy, and scene three is its aftermath, where the characters are more pensive.
Scene three opens with two duets. The first is ground-based contact work involving a dismantled wheelchair. The second duet was influenced by the dancers improvising around the idea of inviting touch, and leading and following.
The group then unites and use ground-based contact work to stay connected whilst manipulating the dismantled wheelchair.
The trio of Amy, David Willdridge and Laura begins to find harmony whilst dancing with one another and Laura's wheelchair. Following Laura's lead they explore the movement of the chair, and each dancer takes responsibility for the wheelchair. The trio eventually gathers around David Toole, who has been watching from the vitrine (glass cabinet), and they re-enact portraits of past family photos influenced by the paintings of Djurovic. They find stillness as if frozen in the snow globe.
David Toole leaves the group as the music 'The Sunshine of Your Smile' begins and finds a lonely spotlight. He dances a simple solo focusing on facial expression and physical storytelling to the song that his father used to sing when he was young. This solo is a tribute to his father.
David returns to the group and is frozen in time with the other characters as the scene comes to a close.