Created by Siobhan Davies and dance artist Helka Kaski, live work Manual draws attention to simple movements, meticulously dismantling their timing and order to encourage us to notice how we orchestrate actions.
Kaski performs Manual within ExtraORDINARY: Everyday objects & actions in contemporary art, an exhibition which celebrates ‘art in the everyday’ through the work of international contemporary artists who use banal objects or deceptively simple actions to turn the everyday into art.
Within the exhibition Kaski invites visitors to help her complete an everyday action by providing a set of verbal instructions. Through this conversation, it becomes clear that what at first may appear easy is actually complex and extraordinary, often resulting in an unexpected dialogue.
Manual was commissioned by Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) in 2013.