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Sam Williams; Secrets of the Open Sea by Rosemary Butcher

Sam Williams; Secrets of the Open Sea by Rosemary Butcher

Events - Live

Secrets of the Open Sea/Test Pieces

Double Bill Rosemary Butcher (UK)

06 Mar 2015 - 07 Mar 2015

5:00pm—6:45pm on 6 March
12:00pm - 1:45pm on 7 March 
A double bill featuring a film installation, Secrets of the Open Sea, and a performance, Test Pieces, as part of an investigation of memory in relation to the present and future.
Secrets of the Open Sea is a pivotal film installation from archive series Language as Source. Athree-screen video installation creates a sculptural and immersive experience around the concept ‘desolation of things past and decayed.' References to and from the past remain integral to the work which functions as an active ‘searching’ for ‘lost legacies’ that the spectator engages in. The archive installation integrates recordings of creative processes and in particular deals with development of language used in now-archived work.
This is further illustrated in Rosemary’s new live gallery work Test Pieces, involving four dancers, negotiating a form that is revealed through working with a specific site, thematically linking the connection to her specific history of the 'Judson Dance Movement.' Inspired by the perception of form in ruins, the work is an active enquiry into what remains, a ‘looking at something that has its root elsewhere’, in a process of choreographic notation that shifts forward and backwards in time.
Suitable for all
There will be a post-show discussion with Dance4
Secrets of the Open Sea: Arts Council England, Middlesex University, Dance4
Test Pieces: Arts Council England, Middlesex University, Dance 4, Tanztendenz Munich, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus in cooperation with Joint Adventures Munich.

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