Experiential video installation of dance movement
Exhibition opening times:
Tuesday 15 – Saturday 19 July 10am to 6pm (later opening hours on Thursday 17 July and Friday 18 July when the live performances take place)
This will take place in the Asia House Studio.
Artist as Nomad project conception
Examining notions of travel, work, home, movement, independence and inter-dependence, Artist as Nomad brings together film, live performances and talks by Christopher Matthews, Amaara Raheem and Dr. Sara Houston.
Artist as Nomad began with a series of residencies at the University of Roehampton in London’s Department of Dance, which invited emerging artists to consider the nature of mobility, cultural cartography, creative citizenship and what to pack when making work on the road.
A year-long journey into mobility culminates in a series of actions, gestures, words, recorded images, sound and text in a playful and insightful week of dance-art presented at Asia House.
To find out about the other Artist as Nomad events happening at Asia House click here.
Dr. Sara Houston is the Principal Lecturer, Department of Dance, Roehampton University. She speaks internationally on community dance and political issues. She is particularly interested in dance for people who feel marginalised in society and she is Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Foundation for Community Dance
Christopher Matthews (choreographer and video artist) is an American choreographer and artist based in London with a background as a dancer, performance artist, photographer, video artist, teacher and choreographer for commercial television. His practice includes creating site-specific improvisations for video, exploring modes of connectivity between body and the environment. Although his dance training is rooted in ballet and commercial dance, he has worked with a range of artists such as Xavier le Roy, Tino Seghal, Simon Forti and Yvonne Rainer who create experimental dance art works.
Amaara Raheem (choreographer, writer and performer) is a Sri Lankan-born Australian dance artist living and working in Britain. Her work embodies multi-layered experiences of inbetweenness and she investigates ways of living in relationship to space / place. Her relationship to place is on the one hand rickety and disposable, and on the other, compulsive and demanding, and it is through this lens that Amaara investigates and articulates how we live.
Artist as Nomad is a partnership between Creativeworks London, Roehampton Dance and Asia House.