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This venue is wheelchair accessible, please ask our Festival Assistants for support upon arrival at the venue.
All interpretation panels will be available in large print format.
Chairs are available for the performance.
We are unable to provide British Sign Language interpretation or audio descriptions for live performances. We are unable to provide live closed captioning or CART for this event.
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Film: 6pm, 7pm, 8pm, 9pm, 10pm
Performance: 6:30pm, 7:30pm, 8:30pm, 9:30pm, 10:30pm
Movement and sound by performers coming together and apart,
alternates between the screen and in real-life, in along the rims (2020) by Nicole Bachmann. Set 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.
along the rims (2020)
Film and performance
Live performers: Chess Boughey, Carl Harrison, Aurore Vigneron
Film performers: Nandi Bhebhe, Patricia Langa, Cian McConn
Come together (2020-21)
Series of ink drawings
190 x 150 cm
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 Prize, Nationale Suisse (2008). She is represented by Vitrine Gallery, London and Basel.