Trying In 2019 – Shannon Stewart: WHAT DOES THIS BODY MAKE?
How do we conceive of self and body? What scripts are at work? What role does our perception play? How does gender and identity perform itself at the perceptual level? How do these things implicate “other” and design
Where: Siobhan Davies Studios, London 85 St. George’s Road, Elephant & Castle, SE1 6ER, UK
When: October 16th-19th, 1.30-6pm
Deadline for applications: September 20th
WDTBM combines somatic exercises adapted to engage questions about how we construct our bodies and how they are constructed. Proposals are seeded from queer, feminist, and critical race theory that
During this workshop we will use our individual and group body to make and unmake ourselves. At times we will work with pushing our physical limits, working with endurance, disorientation, quick shifts of attention, and riding the
We are Christopher Matthews and Janine Harrington, London-based artists working together to realise a public-facing and participatory project around Chris’ practice, building on a trial project hosted last Autumn at Chisenhale Dance Space. We are calling this strand of activity trying. For trying in 2019 we will produce a 4-day workshop exploration with Shannon Stewart, a choreographic artist who splits her time between New Orleans (US) and Berlin. For Shannon, the body’s participation in everyday life, social systems, and how we know ourselves is an opportunity for choreographic research. Simultaneously, the practice of dance rituals is a potential for un-training, retraining, making and unmaking.
We have raised money to support as many workshop participants as possible. A number of bursaries and low-cost spaces can be offered through generous support from UK organisations, Arts Council England and anonymous donors. Some bursaries have specific criteria, others are open to all. Anyone can ask for some support towards access costs for any reason. Our intention is to make this opportunity as accessible as possible, so if you can pay the workshop cost but would need some help with travel you can let us know
How to apply: Email us with your info, what you can pay, what you need and your ideas firstname.lastname@example.org by Sept 20th. You can send info in any format. If a phone call is easiest for you
Costs for participants: £130 (see description for more about available financial support)
Contact details: Christopher Matthews & Janine Harrington
For further information, please visit http://www.formedview.com/trying-in-2019