Venue: Bartlett Institute of Architecture | PHD Conference
The project focuses on spatial perception and conception; how the mind and brain construct internal (experiential) worlds in relation to the external (architectural) world. Mobile brain activity recording technology in the context of an improvised dance performance.
This piece considers the skin as a surface that not only senses its environment and forms the outer layer of our experience but which remembers, and is able to recall, past experiences of touch. A relationship between the brain and outer surface of the body is constructed with a particular focus on skin as a site of memory, which contains several layers of previous tactile experiences and times. These can differentiate between those that are accessible on the surface and those that lay and resonate in the deeper tissues of our consciousness.
Architecture of Movement
Artist: Kerrie O'Connell
Venue: Central Saint Martin's College // Performance Design & Making Graduation Show
The piece examines the relationship of moving bodies in spaces.
Beyond the Body
Artist: Imme van der Haak
Choreography: Alexandra Green
Music: Samuel Pegg Dance: Agnese Lanza, Anastasia Papaeleftheriadou
Beyond the Body presented as part of Dutch Design at London Design Festival at Tent Gallery. In this dance performance, the moving body manipulates the fabric so the body and the silk become one, distorting our perception or revealing a completely new physical form. The movement then brings this to life. Beyond the body brings into being an ambiguous image that intrigues, astonishes or sometimes even disturbs. A perception of appearance and identity.
Artist: Adam James
Venue: Jerwood Space Gallery//Open Forest
Sancturies explores cultural belief systems and rituals of fictional isolated people, living in a pagan, folklore-inspired wild woodland. The piece utilizes performance arts and LARP (live action role-playing). Sancturaries performance incorporates a mix of movement, storytelling, human statues, tableaux and sound making of people’s personal reflections of qualities to green spaces in and around London.
Artist: Adam James
Venue: V22 Gallery//London.
The Mudhead Dance is a film/performance explores past and present themes of shamanism, sacred ritual and aims to exposing the making processes of film question how ‘the real’ relates to ‘the fictional’. As a point of departure this performance explores the sacred clowns, known as Mudheads, in Pueblo Indian culture, in which a high value is placed on the role of ‘the fool’. This piece of work will question the parallels between the clownish stereotypes and lewd behaviour of the sacred Mudheads, and the ostensible outsider of contemporary society.
I am a helicopter, camera, queen
Artist: Emily Roysdon
Venue: Tate Modern London//BMW Tate Live Performance Room.
Roysdon thinks of the helicopter, camera, and queen as representations of territory and seeing - regimes of viewing and ways of understanding space.The choreography 'makes room,' reconstituting and queering a previously defined space. The participants attempt to be exactly in the space, to be audience and performer, to be in time and to create a stage within their collectivity.