Ilona Sagar will be working with a group of invited participants, untrained in dance, creating choreography that uses the human body as an interface to examine our multi-faceted relationship to design syntaxes, as an instance of technology and flesh. She pushes the performers’ bodies to their limits subjecting them to verbatim technique – the incorporation of found and original text. She approaches the body as an adaptable tool rather than the symbol of a physical fit trained form, working with the performers to act out the precarious line between a functional and dysfunctional body scaling her choreography to the specificity of domesticity implicit in the space.
Her interest in space, layers and transparency carries through and encompasses the different visual imagery, text and sound overlap in the exhibition space alongside the performance creating an elaborate layering of bodies, narrative, textures, backgrounds and colours. These visual, habit and sonic experiences are layered up in space and are in a fluid dialogue with each other creating a muted depiction of spatial perception at the interface where two and three-dimensional information from different sources co-exist uneasily.
Along side, Natalie Ferries will be working at Assembly Passage's Writer's Residency, developing closely with the artist, issues related with the specificifities of experimentation and processes of abstraction, that will be gathered in a singular piece of writing that extrapolates between literature and art.