This publication presents a web of information: the artist’s own statements- essentially descriptions and photographs of her pieces, comments and an interview- together with contributions from different authors on various aspects of Muda Mathis’ work.
Kindly donated for the Swiss Live Art Study Room Guide.
This book focuses on the possibility of rethinking the static model of installation and exhibition and exploring the way in which ‘performative’ approaches, adopted by artists and curators alike, can reframe the exhibition and its work as an environment subject to formal, temporal or relational transformation.
Artist/Author: Project O, Alexandrina Hemsley, Jamila Johnson-Small, Charlotte Cooper, Kay Hyatt, Katarzyna Perlak | Digital Reference: EF5389 | Type: Digital File
In 2014 Project O (Alexandrina Hemsley and Jamila Johnson-Small) began working with Charlotte Cooper and Kay Hyatt on a show called SWAGGA. The work is rooted in dance and draws on other performance traditions, including a live soundtrack by Trash Kit and original compositions by Verity Susman. This collaboration was remarkable because it featured untrained dancers with the kinds of political bodies – fat, queer, older – that are rarely treated as creative, expressive or worthy choreographic subjects. Over two years SWAGGA was refined and performed for audiences around the country. Katarzyna Perlak documented the process and in 2016 created SWAGGA: A Study On Camera, a creative response to the live performance. The result is an extravaganza of mess, antisocial emotions and intersectional feminist sensibility.
SWAGGA: A Study On Camera was first screened by the Live Art Development Agency in 2018 as part of the LADA Screens programme, a series of online screenings of seminal performance documentation, works to camera, short videos, films and archival footage.