Maintaining spectacular non-progress

23 Oct 2018

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£7 (£5 concs)

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Independent Dance

England, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • 12, 53, 148, 344, 360, 453 (Elephant and Castle stop) C10 (Imperial War Museum stop)
  • Northern Line (Elephant & Castle) and Bakerloo Line (Lambeth North, Elephant & Castle)
  • Waterloo (15min walk) or Elephant and Castle (5min walk)
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Artists Heni Hale, Marina Collard and Nicola Conibere discuss time, waste, visibility and cleaning, following two very different projects.


Marina and Heni question how the mundane everyday maintenance of our lives can become reframed within a practice of artistic enquiry. They discuss Dream Clean Clean Dream focussing on cleaning, its choreographic and aesthetic potentials as well as the inherent gendered political issues of an unseen workforce. A video project that examines the running of a B& B in France they aim to raise questions, such as where does the dirt go, how much of ‘clean’ is an illusion, are we erasing traces of previous lives?

Nicola introduces House Services, a research project inspired by the body in states of excess, created at a time of national austerity. Working with a range of collaborators, her research has led to questions about acts of maintenance, wasted energy and proposals for not progressing.

Part of Crossing Borders, a series of conversations about making change. 

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