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Sonia Boyce at the ICA

February 2, 2017 in uncategorised

Sonia Boyce: We move in her way

Dont’ mis sthis from Sonia our own UAL Chair of Black art!

1 Feb 201716 Apr 2017

Sonia Boyce’s We move in her way. Photograph: George TorodeSonia Boyce presents a new body of work created especially for the ICA.  We move in her way involves the exploratory vocal and movement performances of  Elaine MitchenerBarbara Gamper and her dancers Eve StaintonRia Uttridge and Be van Vark, with an invited audience. A multi-media installation has been generated from the documentation of their open-ended live performance. The title of the work suggests two possible readings: that ‘she’ dictates our movements; or that we obstruct ‘hers’, with both interpretations suggesting power is at playNotions of difference and relatedness make reference to the enduring influence of Dada within We move in her. Processes of collaborative improvisation are exemplified in the piece, referencing the Brazilian artist Lygia Clark in the late 1960s and 70s. Some of the masks worn by the audience are a re-working of Sophie Tauber’s Dada Head (1920) – itself an appropriation of Oceanic sculpture. The final artwork takes another playful turn to create a multi-layered and multi-media installation..

Siobhan Davies Dance material / rearranged / to / be

January 22, 2017 in uncategorised

Siobhan Davies Dance

material / rearranged / to / be

At Barbican Curve gallery 20th – 28 th Jan

web page here

just one week to see this show – of great interest to those curious about exploring the body in art- and the intersection between dance/film/installation

London-based investigative arts organisation Siobhan Davies Dance premiere an ambitious new installation comprised of multiple pieces by choreographers, visual artists, scientists and designers. Exploring how the body feels when in the act of doing, the installation includes live performance, film projection and objects that are presented as an ever-changing arrangement. Each of the works draws upon the library and practices of the art historian Aby Warburg, who collected diverse images of gestures from different times and places and positioned them side-by-side to reveal previously-hidden relationships

“Electrifying” Opening Event of METABOLIC by Iris Van Herpen

November 5, 2016 in uncategorised

As part of my current Dips Year internship with Iris Van Herpen in Amsterdam I was able to experience the amazing opening performance of her current exhibition METABOLIC in Deventer, the Netherlands. The exhibition has been installed on the occasion of the Witteven+Bos prize for art and innovation which she received that very same night.

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Having seen the high voltage performance from 2013 on my computer screen only, I was super excited to experience it live at the Bergkerk in Deventer where she currently exhibits various of her creations. The performance which has been created in collaboration with Carlos Van Camp shows artist Natalja who is wearing a specifically designed metal suit and is standing on a tesla coil. She demonstrates the interaction of three million volts controlled by her own body movement.

Watching the spectacle from a few meters distance, I was absolutely speechless, amazed, but also shocked in a way as it felt anything else than real.

Apart from this stunning and memorable opening, some of her most iconic creations are currently still on display in the church including the water dress, the snake dress and my all time favorite crystal-esque 3D printed heels from her collection “Hacking Infinity”.

The Infinite Mix

October 18, 2016 in uncategorised

The Infinite Mix: Contemporary Sound and Image

A Hayward Gallery off-site exhibition presented
in collaboration with The Vinyl Factory at The Store, 180 The Strand.

I have heard this is excellent- a must see!

The Infinite Mix: Contemporary Sound and Image brings together audiovisual artworks that are soulful and audacious in their exploration of a wide range of subjects. In all of the works in this exhibition the interplay between moving image and sound is crucial. Most of the artists have composed, commissioned or remixed soundtracks that relate to the visual element of their work in unexpected ways, and ensure that what you hear is just as important as what you see.

Friday September 9th – Sunday December 4th….Free entry

Have you seen this yet? If so.. why not comment?

William Kentridge – Thick Time plus Guerrilla Girls

October 2, 2016 in uncategorised

Another recommendation – this show will blow you away..! but be prepared it costs £9.50

at Whitechapel Art Gallery

21 September 2016 – 15 January 2017

South African artist William Kentridge (b.1955, Johannesburg) is renowned for his animated expressionist drawings and films exploring time, the history of colonialism and the aspirations and failures of revolutionary politics.

William Kentridge, The Refusal of Time with collaboration of Philip Miller, Catherine Meyburgh and Peter Galison Film Still 2012 5-channel video projection, colour, sound, megaphones, breathing machine 30 minutes Courtesy William Kentridge, Marian Goodman Gallery, Goodman Gallery and Lia Rumma GalleryIn this major exhibition of six large-scale installations by the artist, music and drama are ruptured by revolution, exile and scientific advancement.

This Also at Whitechapel- is very much worth a look.. and it’s free…

Guerrilla Girls  – is it even worse in Europe?

Whitechapel Gallery Guerrilla Girls Commission Is it even worse in Europe (2016) c

Characteristically deploying their strategic combination of humour, information, bold graphics and a subversive use of public space, their latest campaign includes a banner installed on the front of the Gallery and a display of posters and new research.

runs until 5 March

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