Documents a series of site-specific performances by bonelli, which took place at fallen Sound Mirrors along the southeast coast of England in the summer of 2019.
It is to the future that we look for redemption and progress; but it is also where we project our personal and apocalyptic anxieties. By questioning notions of certainty, truth, and totality, Augé finds ways to separate the future from our eternal, terrified present and liberates the mind to allow it to conceptualize our possible futures afresh.
Examines the construct of memory, the passage of time, and the “end of history.”
Catalogue of the eponymous programme of events; Barbican, 20-28 January 2017. Includes archival images from the Warburg Institute and other sources that have provided inspiration to the artists during the making process, an introduction to the work by Siobhan Davies, a conversation between the Warburg Institute and Siobhan Davies Dance, and texts by artists and curators involved.
Programme notes:Suspended in the space between two worlds, can one of them ever become home? How do memories preserve identity? Does dust ever settle on the past? Does grass grow over it? Natasha Davis’ third solo show completes her trilogy on body, identity and migration. Her poetic journey evokes migratory bodies burdened with past memories, present fears and future anxieties.Created in collaboration with Martin Langthorne and Bob Karper and with generous mentorship from Ju Row Farr and Dominic Johnson.Preceded by a short performance by an early career artist on the bar stage. Post show Q&A free to ticket holders.