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Thu 30 Mar 2017

Studios open 10am–8pm

material / rearranged / to / be: Whitworth
6–14 May 2017

Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester
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Exploring our bodies' capacity to communicate, Siobhan Davies Dance’s most ambitious collaboration to date, material / rearranged / to / be includes performance, film projection, and sculptural objects that are presented as an ever-changing arrangement. Visitors enter the gallery and are immersed in a live environment that evolves around them.

The artists and choreographers in material / rearranged / to / be have combined art historian Aby Warburg’s ideas on bodily communication with the latest research in neuroscience to investigate how movement is felt, observed, and we reveal and conceal thought in physical behaviour.

material / rearranged / to / be features works by choreographers Andrea Buckley, Siobhan Davies, Helka Kaski, Charlie Morrissey, Efrosini Protopapa, and Matthias Sperling; visual artists Jeremy Millar, Emma Smith, and design duo Glithero (Tim Simpson and Sarah van Gameren). 

With thanks to generous support from Cockayne – Grants for the Arts and The London Community Foundation.

Efrosini Protopapa’s work is generously supported by Stavros Niarchos Foundation.

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

Presented in collaboration with Tramway.

In association with the Warburg Institute. The Warburg Institute is part of the School of Advanced Study, University of London.

The work is durational and you are welcome to arrive and leave at any point during the opening hours.

A catalogue of the work will be available to purchase at the venue and Siobhan Davies Studios.

‘A world of small details asking big questions.’ Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard

Venue info

Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester
The University of Manchester
Oxford Road
Manchester M15 6ER
T +44 (161) 275 7450
E whitworth@manchester.ac.uk
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