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Multimedia for the Multi-viewer
Image Credit: Protein, 'May Contain Food', © Chris Nash
Multimedia for the Multi-viewer
Image Credit: WAIL production image

Multimedia for the Multi-viewer

30 March 2016 Nick Kyprianou  | Entertainment  | London Life

If you saunter down the average London street you will see people walking, talking, headphones in their ears and on their phones – all at the same time! We seem to love multi-tasking nowadays, so why not engage with several art forms at once? London Calling takes a look at upcoming events in London that throw a sprinkle of art, some dance, technology and more into a mixing pot, creating a delicious concoction of multimedia performance.

Jeremy Millar: Notes on Gesture – I, II, III
On until Sunday 27 November

FREE ENTRY

Siobhan Davies Studios

ART FORMS THAT YOU CAN EXPECT TO SEE – Performance art, film, photography and spoken word.

Notes on Gestureis an exhibition curated by artist Jeremy Millar that “considers the status of a gesture, as something either made or performed.” Developing and growing throughout the year, emphasis is placed not on individual artworks but how they connect gesturally, finding relationships.

This long-running exhibition includes work from artists including Paul Elliman, Heather Phillipson, Rebecca Warren and William Anastasi, among others. It also brings together archival materials from collections such as the V&A and the Warburg Institute.

Drawing upon the art historian Aby Warburg’s idea of the recurrence of certain gestures in different times and different places. These shifting, recurring displays will create new combinations throughout the year, with works made familiar and unfamiliar in turn.

This exhibition season has emerged from the development of a new work by Siobhan Davies Dance that will be presented from late 2016. So expect to see some dance here later in the year too!

 

Little Bulb Theatre: WAIL

On until Saturday 23 April
7.30pm, £12.50

Battersea Arts Centre

ART FORMS THAT YOU CAN EXPECT TO SEE – Music, theatre and aquatics?!

Last year Little Bulb Theatre set themselves the quest to find out why whales sing and humans wail. This month, at Battersea Arts Centre they will share what they have discovered in an aquatic cabaret of songs, science and soundscapes and apparently some chances to win cheap prizes! There is also a surprise special guest who only has limited time away from their ocean home... who could it be?

Join Little Bulb Theatre (Orpheus, Operation Greenfield), described as “oddly beautiful as well as endearingly silly” by The Stage, as they return to their lo-fi roots in a chaotic assembly of unexpected episodes that’s sure to be a whale of a time.

“Part gig, part lecture, part your lips and WAIL!”

 

MES: Me, Mother
Thursday 21 April - Saturday 23 April

8pm, tickets from £12.50
Sackler Space, Roundhouse

ART FORMS THAT YOU CAN EXPECT TO SEE –Film, recorded voices, photography and live performance.

What’s more frightening: catapulting yourself through the air and testing your physical limits night after night as a circus performer – or motherhood?

This is the world premiere of a powerful multimedia performance that explores what happens when some of the country’s strongest and fittest women navigate the trials and joys of becoming a mother. When your whole career is based on your body’s ability to do seemingly impossible things, can you ever be the same again after giving birth?

Me, Mother will tell the stories of these women with disarming honesty – their experiences, fears, and glorious highs.

London based multimedia studio MES bring together the talents of director Matilda Leyser (Improbable theatre company), photographer Ryoko Uyama and writers Duncan Wall and John Ellingsworth.

 

Protein Dance: May Contain Food
Thursday 21 April – Saturday 7 May

7pm & 9pm, £18 (£12 concs.)
The Place

ART FORMS THAT YOU CAN EXPECT TO SEE – Contemporary dance, a capella and food art.

Award-winning Protein Dance returns to the Place with what is described as its most playful show to date, as four vocalists and four dancers all sing for their supper in a dining setting that may contain food...

This witty piece of dance and music theatre, created by choreographer Luca Silvestrini and renowned composer Orlando Gough, is inspired by social occasions and life at mealtimes. The performers will invite you to sit at a table, offer a tasting menu and then serve you a show that explores our relationship with food.

All sound is performed a cappella as movement is composed and music is choreographed, creating an immersive experience of indulgence, nostalgia and mischief. But beware a food fight may erupt.

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