Bethan Lloyd Worthington, Amy Hughes, Sun Ae Kim, Hanne Enemark, Ellie Doney, Martha Todd, Hanne Mannheimer, Zachary Eastwood-Bloom, Matthew Raw
5 July - 4 August 2013
For the fifth and final year of the Starting point series at Siobhan Davies Studios, crafts collective 60|40 have invited studio group Manifold to take up a residency at the Studios.
To mark the beginning of their three-month stay, Manifold are staging Under The Influence, an exhibition which explores the different inspirations and approaches taken by each individual studio member. By the very nature of taking over a building which has dance and choreography at its heart, Manifold will challenge themselves to assume new roles - artist, performer, producer, choreographer, curator, host and guest.
Manifold's approach embraces Siobhan Davies Dance's ethos of working with artists: a two-way exchange of knowledge, a mutually beneficial relationship that is responsive and not prescriptive. Rather than making work which is exhibited straight away, Manifold will spend time drawing inspiration from the building and its activities, using this opportunity to examine their own practice deeply and how it fits into the wider context of the applied arts.
Under The Influence marks the start of this journey, an exhibition of works by people who have affected and inspired the practice of each of the nine Manifold artists. This collection of works from artists, makers, musicians, teachers, writers and family members provides a context for new work to be shown in September and for the first time in a Siobhan Davies Dance exhibition, a glimpse in to the thinking that underpins the work.
Manifold's journey of exploration can be followed at www.studiomanifold.org/startingpoint, in which thoughts, learnings and works in progress will be shared. August will then see a period of intense making and thinking through discussion and being 'present' in the space, culminating in an exhibition of new works, Unfold which opens on Friday 6 September.
Siobhan Davies Studios
85 St George's Road, London SE1 6ER
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