Thanks to dance artists Neil Callaghan, Saffy Setohy & Joanna Young for their generous contributions to this event and to all those who came along and took part. The stitching and re-activation of the gloves eventually formed a strange and wonderful blanket/shroud/caul, which we moved with/in with those assembled. A motile, generative thing it will now have future lives as choreographic object/actant. Photos by Jack Wrigley
Stitching soft matter – Performance/workshop
Friday 24 February 1-6pm. (FREE) Atrium, The Mazumdar-Shaw Advanced Research Centre, 11 Chapel Lane, University of Glasgow G11 6EW All welcome on a drop-in basis, stay as long as you wish… Movement artist Simon Whitehead, working with dance artists Neil Callaghan, Saffy Setohy and Joanna Young This performance/workshop is one of the outputs of Simon’s process of research-creation as part of his PhD (PaR) portfolio in The Department of Theatre Studies, University of Glasgow. Following the disruption Read More
I’ve been using mannequin hands to do the stitching process, which have been interesting companions- ghostly and strange and at times unwieldy. However, my daughter has volunteered now to be a human companion today and offered her hands…so this is how we proceed for now. We were talking about what is handed on in these arrangements, what is inherited?
‘nestles in the grooves between fingers soft undulating furrows – where seeds might be planted in a garden – or the smooth keys on a piano – ridges, subtle hillocks – cradling scrolling through the folds and brushes, locked and clasping, gnarled fingers soon to be as time thins the skin -‘
Awaiting more glove stock- there are many more contributions to stitch. Thank you to all those who are contributing- deep gratitude. Not sure where this is going, but I’m following it… ‘This beginning, like all beginnings, is always already threaded through with anticipation of where it is going but will never simply reach, and of a past that is yet to come.’ J. Barad. Quantum Entanglements and Hauntological relations. (2010)
I remember holding my left hand by its left side (little finger side) into the palm of my right hand. The heat comes from the inside of my palm and more fragile and cooler left little finger and side rest into the right palm like a warm bed.