Very clear instructions (2018) [REF2021 collection]

Wood, J and Harrison, P (2021) Very clear instructions (2018) [REF2021 collection].

Item Type: Artefact
Creators: Wood, J and Harrison, P
Abstract: Very Clear Instructions is a performance rooted in a distillation of everyday gestures and routine. The performance grew out of an intensive sequence of improvisatory workshops, forming a true conversation between the visual art world of John Wood and Paul Harrison and that of the dance corps of Ballet BC. The performance was held Off-site at The Polygon Gallery, North Vancouver on Friday, April 20, 2018 and was a collaboration between artists John Wood and Paul Harrison, Ballet BC and The Contemporary Art Gallery, in partnership with The Polygon Gallery. Wood and Harrison have long been concerned with the body, characteristically employing a vocabulary that connects into the spatial concerns and material world of choreography and contemporary dance. They engage with attributes such as trust, cause and effect, action and reaction, and the physical arena and dimensions in which movement and gesture occurs with characteristic observations surrounding the human condition. This performance is structured as ten episodes such as “Falling”, “Right angles” or “Lean”, and combines much of their ongoing preoccupations with a keen delight, humour and reflection on human endeavour. The familiar is made charmingly and compellingly strange, altering our perceptions as we move through the world. This collection contains evidence of the output (videos of the performance) and contextualising information, including notes and rehearsals relating to the creation of the artwork.
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Date: 2021

This Collection is a collation of research disseminated in 2018, included in the REF2021 submission.

Divisions: Bath School of Art, Film and Media
Research Centres and Groups: Art Research Centre
UoA: Art & Design
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2021 15:39
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2023 18:41
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