Display #3: Drawing Costumed Bodies in the Tanztheater Wuppertal by Katie Elliott
In the performance discourse of the Tanztheater Wuppertal the costumed bodies are a vital component of meaning, yet they remain over-looked in current research. I use drawing as one method, alongside Patrice Pavis’s semiotic theory and my own costume practice to examine these costumed dancers as experienced in live performances and DVD recordings. For me, the process of drawing invites personal observations and interpretations on the performers. Most importantly, they produces visible outcomes that can then feed back into the research by informing the direction of my costume practice. The selected works exhibited at the Cafe were drawn during rehearsals of the Tanztheater dancers at Sadler’s Wells in February 2013.
Film director, set designer, artist, writer and polemicist Derek Jarman (1942-1994) is widely recognised as one of the most influential artists of his generation. His early experimental super 8mm films preceded a career that included Caravaggio (1986), Jubilee (1978) and Wittgenstein (1993).
Stuart Comer is Curator of Film at Tate Modern, overseeing moving image work for the Tate Collection and Displays. He recently co-curated the opening programme for The Tanks and organises an extensive programme of screenings, performances, events and exhibitions.
James Mackay worked alongside Derek Jarman for many years, producing some of Jarman’s most important films, such as The Angelic Conversation (1985), The Garden (1990) and Blue (1993).
Wednesday 20th February 2013
5.30 – 7.00pm
Chelsea College of Art & Design
16 John Islip Street
London, SW1P 4JU
Admission Free, Open to All
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