ACTS RE-ACTS

Tansy Spinks & Iris Garrelfs

25 Feb - 26 Mar 2014

2pm to 5pm

ACTS RE-ACTS is a festival of performance including residencies, artist talks, seminars, films and installations from across theatre and fine art and the dangerous border zone between.

Performances and other activities will take place on Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 2 - 5pm throughout the festival.
 
Participants include:
Eleanor Bowen & Laura Gonzalez, Stella Capes, Edward Dimsdale, Katie Elliott, Rossella Emanuele, Richard Layzell, Douglas O’Connell, Camilla Palestra & Hanae Utamura, Annette Robinson & Belinda Wild, Trish Scott, Michael Spencer, Tansy Spinks & Iris Garrelfs, Mette Sterre, Jennet Thomas & Paul Tarrago, Charlotte Turton.

Selection of images from ACTS RE-ACTS performances and events.
 
WEEK 1: Tuesday 4 March
 
Date: Tuesday 4 March
Time: 2 - 5pm
Venue: Wimbledon Space
Artist/Event: Katie Elliott
Description: Residency outcome. An exploration of the extent to which costume can be critically distinguished from the body of the performer, and whether or not there are times when a spectator's attention is focused on the costume as object. Two showings of the outcome performance will take place between 2 - 5pm.
 
WEEK 1: Wednesday 5 March
 
Date: Wednesday 5 March
Time: 2.00pm
Venue: Wimbledon Space
Artist/Event: Edward Dimsdale, MODEL LOVE - MODEL LOVE REKINDLED
Description: Dimsdale presents a performance and durational installation. Model Love seeks to stage a 3-way conversation between performance, photography and printmaking practice, each variously in dialogue with one another.
 
Date: Wednesday 5 March
Time: 3.00pm
Venue: Wimbledon Space
Artist/Event: Charlotte Turton, WE SHOULD HAVE BUILT A MONUMENT
Description: A spoken performance for a small group, working from a series of disordered scripts that seek to play with silence and words as if they are pieces of a moveable stage set.
 
WEEK 2: Tuesday 11 March
 
Date: Tuesday 11 March
Time: 2 - 5pm
Venue: Wimbledon Space
Artist/Event: Annette Robinson & Belinda Wild
Description: Residency outcome. Responding to 'Acts Re-Acts’ as a theme, Robinson will present the outcome of her residency where Visual Artist and Theatre Director explore what happens when they respond to each other's practice. Exploring the live and the recorded, a series of improvised actions, sketches and constructions, using both sound and visuals will animate the space throughout the residency, culminating in the final event.
 
WEEK 2: Wednesday 12 March
 
Date: Wednesday 12 March
Time: 2.00 - 3.00pm
Venue: Wimbledon Space
Artist/Event: Paul Tarrago, WE ARE TIME and Jennet Thomas, I AM AM YOUR ERROR MESSAGE
Description: Tarrago and Thomas present live performance, film and video works, followed by a Q&A session.
 
Date: Wednesday 12 March
Time: 3.00pm
Venue: Wimbledon Space
Artist/Event: Rossella Emanuele, GRAPHIC TRACES
Description: 'Graphic Traces' explores the link between dance and drawing in an attempt to give structure to primordial experiences of language, the self and the body through a series of involuntary drawing and photogram.
 
Date: Wednesday 12 March
Time: 4.00pm
Venue: Wimbledon Space
Artist/Event: Hanae Utamura (curated by Camilla Palestra), CONSTRUCT: Re-Act
Description: Performing in reaction to her own video performance CONSTRUCT (2012), that records the artist in her studio relentlessly making art work and destroying it at the same time, Hanae explores the endless process of making and unmaking.
 
WEEK 3: Tuesday 18 March
 
Date: Tuesday 18 March
Time: 6.00 – 7.30pm
Venue: Wimbledon Space
Artist/Event: Tansy Spinks & Iris Garrelfs, LABORATORY OF SONIC POSSIBILITY
Description: Residency outcome. Interactive performance, taking its cue from Fried's assertion that "minimalism's site specificity can be said to begin in sculpture, yet reveal itself in performance...".
The sonic lab culminates with an interactive performance where invited performers and the wider art school audience are encouraged to interpret and improvise in contributing sounds to the laboratory of sonic possibility.
Visit their blog: http://irisgarrelfs.com/acts-re-acts-residency
 
WEEK 3: Wednesday 19 March
 
Date: Wednesday 19 March
Time: 2.00pm
Venue: Wimbledon Space
Artist/Event: Mette Sterre, STRUCTUREALIST
Description: A short costume-based performance concerned with the grotesque body on the borderline between sculpture, dance and performance art. Collaborating with movement artist Alexandra Baybutt, Sterre investigates the possibilities of movement and the costume, creating a new body language for the non-human body.
 
Date: Wednesday 19 March
Time: 3.00pm
Venue: Wimbledon Space
Artist/Event: Eleanor Bowen & Laura Gonzalez, READING HYSTERIA, BETWEEN LAUGHTER AND CRYING
Description: Bowen & Gonzalez present a collaborative performed text, accompanied by projected images and film.  The piece explores the relationship between writing and reading, and the role of the image and performativity in relation to the condition known as 'hysteria'.
 
Date: Wednesday 19 March
Time: 4.00pm
Venue: Wimbledon Space
Artist/Event: Richard Layzell, SWITCH
Description: A performative exploration of the relationship to action, object and the inconsequential. The performance will be followed by a lecture by Richard Layzell about his practice.
 
WEEK 4: Tuesday 25 March
 
Please note: There will be no residency outcome showing today. Michael Spencer's performance will take place on Wednesday 26 March at 2pm.
 
WEEK 4: Wednesday 26 March
 
Date: Wednesday 26 March
Time: 3.00 - 4.00pm
Venue: Wimbledon Space
Artist/Event: Michael Spencer, THE OTHER HAMLET
Description: Residency outcome: Spencer presents a performative exploration of post-dramatic narratives, communicated via a configuration of music, lyric and spoken text.
 
Date: Wednesday 26 March
Time: 2.00 - 5.00pm
Venue: Film Studio
Artist/Event: Stella Capes, KNIGHTS MOVE THINKING
Description: Shot in the dark with a single continuous take, ambiguous shapes are moved into the static frame by a stagehand figure, slowly building a geometric composition. The silent footage is accompanied by a voiceover, reciting fragments of theatre scene-settings. Utilising the narrative voice alongside the vernacular of film, performance and painting, the work brings into question our reading of visual space and plays with the languages that construct our perception of it.
 
Date: Wednesday 26 March
Time: 4.00pm
Venue: Wimbledon Space
Artist/Event: Trish Scott in collaboration with Jane Collins, Finlay Forbes Gower, Katie Lerman, Sophie Jump and Italia Rossi.  (A) SPONTANEOUS DOCUMENT (REVISITED)
Description: An improvised performance re-enacting a workshop carried out exactly a year ago which explored the documentary potential of live performance, the performativity within documentation and the space in-between. Original workshop participants re-convene to remember and re-create events from the previous year to address the question of whether performance itself can be a document.
 
Date: Wednesday 26 March
Time: 5.30pm
Venue: Wimbledon Space
Artist/Event: PANEL DISCUSSION with Ken Wilder & Trish Scott, chaired by Jane Collins.
Description: Ken Wilder delivers a provocation prompting exploration, review and discussion of Acts Re-Acts.
 
PLEASE NOTE: performance times are approximate and subject to change.
 
All events are free and open to all.
No booking required.

Image: Tansy Spinks/Iris Garrelfs 2014