This event marks the end of the year-long project Notes on Gesture, conceived by artist Jeremy Millar, alongside the development of our new work material / rearranged / to / be. It allows a consideration of some of its themes and influences.
The expression of the body through posture and gesture is explored through works both old and new, including a performance-reading by Holly Pester, and screenings of the seminal films A Study in Choreography for Camera (1945) by Maya Deren — on 16mm — and Chris Marker’s seminal La Jetée (1962).
Marker’s film, with both its catalogue extraordinary hand gestures, and its representation of death, provides a richly-dark context for a discussion between Millar and the acclaimed psychoanalyst Darian Leader, whose recent books include Hands: What We Do With Them — and Why (2016), and The New Black: Mourning, Melancholia, and Depression (2008). ‘Biscuits to Prevent Sadness’, based upon a recipe by the twelfth-century German abbesse and mystic Hildegard von Bingen, will also be served.
Free entry, booking is required.
Siobhan Davies Studios
85 St George's Road
London SE1 6ER
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