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Matthias Sperling. Credit: David Oates
Matthias Sperling. Credit: David Oates
Julie Cunningham. Credit: Amy Sinead
Julie Cunningham. Credit: Amy Sinead
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Transparencies: With Siobhan Davies, Julie Cunningham and Matthias Sperling Thu 29 Oct 2020, 7.30–9PM

This event event will now take place online on Zoom, and will feature:

  • The premiere of a new film created by photographer and filmmaker Hugo Glendinning, exploring Siobhan Davies transparencies practice.
  • A film of Julie Cunningham’s performance especially made for this online event.
  • A live talk from Matthias Sperling.
  • A discussion and Q&A with Davies, Cunningham and Sperling, live from the studio.

Transparencies is a series of events in which Siobhan Davies opens up a previously private choreographic practice to a live audience.

For many years, Davies has gathered photographs, texts and images printed on transparent paper. Each of these images has its own story and connections, but Davies’ exploration has uncovered fascinating, unexpected relationships and further fields.

For this evening in the series, Davies unites with choreographers Julie Cunningham and Matthias Sperling to investigate identity, knowledge and the mind in movement.

Julie Cunningham will respond to Davies’ imagery through performance, using their own unique choreographic language. Cunningham, a New Wave Associate at Sadler’s Wells who performed under the artistic directorship of Merce Cunningham in New York and Michael Clark in London, now has their own company which performs their choreographic works exploring themes of gender and identity.

Matthias Sperling, a frequent collaborator of Davies, bridges contemporary dance and contemporary visual arts in his work. Sperling is currently completing the written element of his artistic doctorate, drawing on cognitive science and philosophy to investigate the kinds of knowledge generated through choreographic practice.

Whilst Davies, Cunningham and Sperling investigate practices that are visibly and tangibly different, when their work comes together, something happens between them.

Attending Online

This event takes place online via Zoom and once you have made your booking you’ll gain access to an online event page and Zoom link on Eventbrite. In advance we advise that attendees install Zoom. If you need support installing and introducing yourself to this software then please get in touch via contact@siobhandavies.com, we’ll be happy to help.