Nocturnal Creatures: Nicole Bachmann

along the rims 

  • Nicole Bachmann, along the rims, 2020, HD video, duration 25mins, film still, photo © artist, performed by Cian McConn, Patricia Langa and Nandi Bhebhe . Courtesy of the artist and VITRINE London/Basel

Past Event

This event was on Sat 17 Jul 2021, 6pm–11pm

Access Information

Film and performance

Film: 6pm, 7pm, 8pm, 9pm, 10pm
Performance: 6:30pm, 7:30pm, 8:30pm, 9:30pm, 10:30pm

Toynbee Hall 
28 Commercial Street
Lecture Hall and Ashby Hall
E1 6LS

Movement and sound by performers coming together and apart,
alternates between the screen and in real-life, in along the rims (2020) by Nicole BachmannSet in Toynbee Hall’s historic Lecture Hall, the work explores connectedness and communication, through physical exchange and unexpected alliances.

How do we connect, communicate and share information with other human bodies but also the world around us? Filmed in the green spaces of the Hackney Marshes during the release of lockdown in summer 2020, along the rims features three dancers that exchange ideas through movement and sound, touch and song, exploring modes of communication beyond language. The film and performance explore power structures and dominant discourses, creating a space for improvisation and alternative, non-verbal meaning 

A series of ink drawings made in dialogue with the work, capturing the development and rewriting of the script, will be shown in the adjacent Ashbee Hall. 

Work information

Nicole Bachmann
along the rims (2020) 
Film and performance
Live performers: Chess Boughey, Carl Harrison, Aurore Vigneron
Film performers: Nandi Bhebhe, Patricia Langa, Cian McConn 

Nicole Bachmann
Come together (2020-21)
Series of ink drawings 
190 x 150 cm 

About Nicole Bachmann

Nicole Bachmann (b. 1973, Zurich) graduated from Zurich University of the Arts in 2007 and Goldsmiths College, London 2010. Bachmann works across video, text, sound and performance. She considers the body as a site of knowledge production, and uses it to explore alternative discourses within language and form. Employing movement and voice, Bachmann intends on subverting power and political relations within language that she believes is attached to normative vocabulary. In her work she opens up spaces in which to ‘embody vocabulary’ where new meaning can be created. 

Selected exhibitions and performances include: VITRINE, London
(2020); ADM Gallery, Singapore Biennale, collateral event (2020)E-Werk, Freiburg i. Br. (2020); TOPIC, Geneva (2020), Mimosa House London (2018 and 2019); Bündner Kunstmuseum, Chur (2019); Berlin Espace Diaphanes, Berlin (2019); Kunsthalle St.Gallen, St. Gallen (2019);
Tenderpixel, London (2017 and 2018); Block Universe, Performance Art Festival, London (2017); Helmhaus Museum, Zurich (2017); Manifesta 11, Zurich (2016); Eastside Projects, Birmingham (2016); Darling Foundation,
Montreal (2016);  Haus der Kunst Uri, Altdorf (2016); Whitechapel Gallery, London (2015); ICA, London (2015); Art Hall Tallinn, Tallinn (2015); New York Art Book Fair, MoMA PS1(2015); Modern Art Oxford, Oxford (2014); Turner Contemporary, Margate (2013); Kunsthalle Basel, Basel (2012); Videotank, Zurich (2010). Residencies at LUX Artists’ Moving Image, London (2016);
 Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, (2015). Awards Include: Swiss Art Awards, shortlisted (2019); Freiraumstipendium, Zurich (2018); Werkbeitrag, Stadt Zurich, winner (2015 & 2018); Art PrizeNationale Suisse (2008). She is represented by Vitrine Gallery, London and Basel.