Speculating on the bridges between photographic and performative practice, this afternoon of performance within the exhibition A Handful of Dust presents works that engage with the articulation of presence, duration, ephemerality and trace.
Performances begin at 3pm and are then repeated in a series of 4 cycles throughout the afternoon.
Toby Christian’s writing carefully articulates objects and space in magnificent detail, often towards dazzling definition. He performs a new site specific text, to be repeated as a durational recital, with a new ‘A-Wall’ sculpture made for the listener. Performed by dancer Andrew Hardwidge, Joe Moran presents Indefinite Article, a choreography of the dancers own presence, performed at intervals throughout the afternoon. Often dealing with chance, trace and our experience of time, Ruth Proctor presents a new sound piece to disrupt the space of the gallery.
This is a standing only event.
Toby Christian (born 1983, Lincolnshire, UK) lives and works in Glasgow. His books Collar (2017) and Measures (2013) are published by Koenig Books, London. “Collar”, the second book of writing by Toby Christian, extends his attraction to the description of objects in fine detail, where focus is accented by an amplified magnification of surface and substance. Recent solo exhibitions include Pedestrian Confetti, Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun, Leeds (2015); Some Sky, Vigo Gallery, London (2015); A Bunch of Keys, NAM project, Milan (2015); The Plastically Parroting, Intermedia, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow (2014) and The Tread and the Rise, Baró Galeria, São Paulo (2013).
Joe Moran is a choreographer with a wide-ranging practice incorporating theatre and gallery works, lecture-performance and curatorial projects. Artistic Director of Dance Art Foundation through which his performance and curatorial work is produced, Joe’s work tackles contemporary propositions in dance, performance and critical thought. Commissions and recent performances include New Art Gallery, Walsall (2017); Delfina Foundation (2016); Block Universe/ fig-2 at the ICA (2015), a collaboration with sculptor Eva Rothschild; David Roberts Art Foundation (Frieze, 2014); Nottingham Contemporary (2014); Assembly (UK tour, 2014); and The Place Prize (2013). Joe has worked internationally as a dancer with choreographers including Deborah Hay, Siobhan Davies (Bank project), Florence Peake and Pontus Pettersson.
Working across a variety of media from performance to installation, Ruth Proctor‘s works often explore fleeting moments and the ephemeral, positioning her work and the audience between here and there, now and then. Recent exhibitions and commissions include a performance at the Museo Nacional de Arte MUNAL, Mexico City (2017); As if Nothing Happened, Norma Mangione Gallery, Turin (2016); We Are All Under The Same Sky, a permanent artwork for The University of Cambridge Primary School (2016); Putting It On, Hollybush Gardens, London (2015); Risk, Turner Contemporary (2015); On Dynamics and Monuments, Kunstverein Nürnberg, (2015).