Manifold introduced themselves to Siobhan Davies Studios by curating and presenting Under the Influence, in July 2013.
Unfold was the conclusion of Manifold’s three-month journey within the space and was an exhibition of new works by the artists who had been inspired by their experiences in the studios. Their works responded primarily to the activities of the people who bring the Studios to life and the architecture of the building.
Manifold’s approach embraced Siobhan Davies Dance’s ethos of working with artists, the experience was a two-way exchange of knowledge, a mutually beneficial relationship that is responsive and not prescriptive. Manifold used the opportunity to examine their own practice deeply and consider how it fits into the wider context of the applied arts.
‘To work within a space that celebrates experimentation, individuality and imagination has given us the opportunity to take our practices in new and impelling directions. It has broadened our creative palette and given us time to consider our practice in new and innovative ways’ Manifold