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Thomasson, Edward and Beech, Lucy, 2017, Show, Exhibition or Event, Together

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Exploring ideas of separation and independence, this a new performance project made in two parts. Developed over a three week rehearsal period, the project incorporated both live and recorded performance. Together (2017) is a new live work, was performed in the gallery. Together (Forever) (2017), its recorded companion, looped in the gallery throughout the week. Both works presented the same group of performers engaging in a movement based game. Working in couples, the group collectively construct a safe space to momentarily reject shared social standards.

The work continues mine and Beech’s collaborative work, which imagines situations in which performance is used to overcome everyday struggles. Whether live or recorded, their elaborately choreographed group performances look at how personal and occupational problems might be worked through collectively.

Together (2017), was presented live in the gallery at 14.00, 14.30 and 15.00 each Saturday during the run of the exhibition.

This exhibition was presented as part of the Art Now series. Art Now is a series of exhibitions at Tate Britain focusing on new and recent work by emerging artists.

Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art
Creative Arts and Design > W500 Dance
School or Centre: School of Fine Art
Funders: Tate Britain
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2017 11:12
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2017 11:12
URI: http://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/3073

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