Ruth Barker

What To Say When There Is Nothing To Say (no words no sense of the appropriate).

Siobhan Davies Dance, London.
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What To Say When There Is Nothing To Say (no words no sense of the appropriate) was developed for the rehearsal studio of Siobhan Davies Dance, London, as part of the exhibition SOUTH OF NO NORTH: Approaches to Art and Performance, curated by Ben Harman (Stills, Edinburgh). Garment design by Lesley Hepburn. Photography with thanks to Siobhan Davies Dance, and the Agency.

The exhibition also featured new works on paper: Score for a work about the impossibility of describing action (1-3).

 

The performance What To Say When There Is Nothing To Say (no words no sense of the appropriate) was recontextualised as an installation for a group exhibition at the Agency, London, titled The Making.

 

 

SOUTH OF NO NORTH: Approaches to Art and Performance

Curated by Ben Harman, Director, Stills: Centre for Photography, Edinburgh

Siobhan Davies Dance invite you to the private view of SOUTH OF NO NORTH, an exhibition of new and existing works which reflect varying approaches to art as performance, or performance as art.

Contemporary works by Scotland-based artists, Ruth Barker, Alan Currall, Romany Dear and Anthony Schrag, who each use their own bodies in their work, are exhibited alongside early 20th century photographs by Fred Daniels, depicting the pioneering choreography of Margaret Morris, founder of the eponymous Margaret Morris Movement. Against the backdrop of these photographic images of movement, the exhibition explores some current approaches to the use of the human body within performance-based artistic practice.

 

 

 

The Making: Ruth Barker, Simona Brinkmann, Nooshin Farhid, Michelle Williams Gamaker, Helena Hamilton, Andrea Heller, Philippa Snow, Brigitte Stepputis.

 

Curated by Bea de Sousa.

This exhibition brings together eight contemporary women artists from very different disciplines, who present a part of their process to the viewing public. 'The Making' gives a rare glimpse into how a work is made, reflected upon, and in some cases changes meaning in different contexts.

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