This forms part of the New Material programme of events aimed at exploring what characterises life and art in the new material world. The exhibition, curated by London based artist Tyler Mallison, seeks to address the shift in the ‘material world’ from the Gen-X perspective of the mid 1980s; a time of pensive self-awareness and anxiety, to our current new material world; one of 21st century post-truth Trumpist politics and Brexit Britain.
"Labo(rat)ori" comprises an ongoing collaboration between Miguel Altunaga, dancer and choreographer, London and Michaela Zimmer, visual artist, Berlin.
In "labo(rat)ori" Miguel Altunaga's choreography is thriving to perfection, only to stop precisely and wittingly the very second before reaching it.
It is a piece about the perfect form, the perfect time and while clearly showing the possibility of their very existence demanding the viewer to be left in the desire of it.
For "New Material" a new solo was created to interact with the painting 140301 by Michaela Zimmer which is part of the exhibition. It is characterised by a virtually incorporeal, floating chromatic space, with the fourth dimension inscribed within it; time manifested as traces of the performative between the stratified, fragmented layers.
"Timelayers" addresses multiple expressions. They show up and disappear almost unspoken into voids. Still the traces remain perceptible, lingering, loafing about to finally generate new forms. Strange words emerging from single syllables merging into unknown compounds.
Following the performance, Michaela Zimmer and Miguel Altunaga will host a short talk about the work.
Choreography: Miguel Altunaga
Dancer: Jacob O’Connell
Painting: Michaela Zimmer
Music: David Preston
For more information, visit www.new-material.net
Supported by Arts Council England