Residuals: drawings

Beside the dance and movement making of the Residuals #1 performance, it created a large charcoal drawing about 3 metres by 1.5 metres in size. There were also numerous photographs made by my co-creator John Hazel and me of its surface during and after the performance.

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Residuals: performance #1

I dived into the surface of the paper. Beneath me, carbon residuals (charcoal) assisted my passage as I slide across the white paper, parting the material and marking the paper. John Hazel who was co-creating the charcoal drawing with me, followed by stepping and drawing with his shod foot. The dance studio at the Old Fire Station, Oxford was our performance venue for this ‘drawing-dance’ on Tuesday 16 January 2024.

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Dance & Movement Research 2024 #dmr2024

Dance & Movement Research 2024, Monday 15 January to Friday 19 January at the Old Fire Station Arts Centre, Oxford is a week of exploration in dance and movement for creative artists and dance artists organised by Oxford Contact Dance.

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Residuals: mark-making investigation

In December, I investigated surfaces and mark-making for the residuals project with Oxfordshire artists Hugh Pryor and John Hazel. Canvas, paper and various grades and sizes of carbon (charcoal) were investigated. We used hands, feet, broom and sponge to research mark marking.

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Visit to Statolit performance by artist Adèle Essle Zeiss

I visited the contemporary art gallery Moderna Museet in Malmö, Sweden on August 26, to watch ‘Statolit’ a performance created by artist Adèle Essle Zeiss. Suspension and balance (arrested movement giving stillness) was presented in a gallery setting.

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Kinetic sculpture: Clock at Slower than Slow

In June, I attended a workshop entitled ‘Slower than Slow’ with Eva Karczag in Budapest, Hungary. On the second day, Wednesday 28 June we used our feet to contact each other in a sequential production. We created a kinetic sculpture with our moving bodies which I named Clock.

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