Includes biographical sketches of participating dancers, musicians, and visual artists.
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.
Documentation from the evening in which the first recipient of the Arthole Artists’ Award, Marcia Farquhar, handed over the baton to the second recipient, Stacy Makishi.
Manning extends her previous inquiries into the politics of movement to the concept of the minor gesture.
One of the contemporary art world’s most acclaimed mixed-media & performance artists, is the subject of this smart, sassy documentary that showcases her spectacle-rich approach to explorations of gender, racial identity, and sexuality. Bonus features include two deleted scenes.
Documentation from the 672 Hour Live Process Performance in Istanbul, 2018. Includes the poster, individual videos of performances, and a document with details on all performances.
On observing the Wooster Group process.
Over the course of 16 months Ithe artist took about 200 photographs of their reflection in the window of a derelict shop on Windsor Avenue, Fairview, Dublin 3. 52 images were selected and each is accompanied by a piece of text.
An interview focused on An Extraordinary Rendition, performance created in response to the work of Goat Island. In misc. folder 7.
Second edition of Material concerns itself with in/visibility in contemporary artistic practice, especially dance.
Publication made as part of a choreographic work investigating the relationship between theoretical, aesthetic and performing aspects of an artistic work. Includes two essays: ÆØÅ and Pointing back.