Hellen Burrough - [deletia]

Hellen Burrough - [deletia]

Tempting Failure 2012
]performance s p a c e [, London
Photography: Bobby Whittaker

romantic ritual exploring the aftermath of failed romance, using the body as the canvas in acts of memory, pain and tenderness.

Hellen Burrough - [deletia]

Hellen Burrough - [deletia]

Tempting Failure 2012
]performance s p a c e [, London
Photography: Bobby Whittaker

A romantic ritual exploring the aftermath of failed romance, using the body as the canvas in acts of memory, pain and tenderness.

Tempting Failure 2012

Tempting Failure 2012

Tempting Failure 2012
]performance s p a c e [, London
Photography: Bobby Whittaker

Helena Sands - the space between you and me

Helena Sands - the space between you and me

Tempting Failure 2012
]performance s p a c e [, London
Photography: Bobby Whittaker

Exploring intimacy, survival and reparation the performance is a process of revelation; peeling away the layers, searching for ‘bare life’, the air pocket between the wall and the wallpaper... the space between you and me.

Helena Sands - the space between you and me

Helena Sands - the space between you and me

Tempting Failure 2012
]performance s p a c e [, London
Photography: Bobby Whittaker

Exploring intimacy, survival and reparation the performance is a process of revelation; peeling away the layers, searching for ‘bare life’, the air pocket between the wall and the wallpaper... the space between you and me.

Helena Sands - the space between you and me

Helena Sands - the space between you and me

Tempting Failure 2012
]performance s p a c e [, London
Photography: Bobby Whittaker

Exploring intimacy, survival and reparation the performance is a process of revelation; peeling away the layers, searching for ‘bare life’, the air pocket between the wall and the wallpaper... the space between you and me.

Allan Taylor - The King of Beauty

Allan Taylor - The King of Beauty

Tempting Failure 2012
]performance s p a c e [, London
Photography: Bobby Whittaker

While life thrives, beauty seems to fade – a fact that the King of Beauty can’t come to terms with. In a bid to preserve his appearance, he eats lipstick to fill the emptiness inside. As time goes by, he realises quests born of vanity are unfulfilling, empty and solitary.

Allan Taylor - The King of Beauty

Allan Taylor - The King of Beauty

Tempting Failure 2012
]performance s p a c e [, London
Photography: Bobby Whittaker

While life thrives, beauty seems to fade – a fact that the King of Beauty can’t come to terms with. In a bid to preserve his appearance, he eats lipstick to fill the emptiness inside. As time goes by, he realises quests born of vanity are unfulfilling, empty and solitary.

Ernst Fischer & Nicola Canavan - PASSION/FLOWER

Ernst Fischer & Nicola Canavan - PASSION/FLOWER

Tempting Failure 2012
]performance s p a c e [, London
Photography: Bobby Whittaker

A man and a woman, sitting on suitcases, are engaged in an act of ritual self-flagellation, which is periodically interrupted and thus never reaches the level of passionate intensity it is meant to induce. After some time, first one, then the other, cover their body, pack up their belongings and leave, the secret flower of their failure burning on their skin.  

Ernst Fischer & Nicola Canavan - PASSION/FLOWER

Ernst Fischer & Nicola Canavan - PASSION/FLOWER

Tempting Failure 2012
]performance s p a c e [, London
Photography: Bobby Whittaker

A man and a woman, sitting on suitcases, are engaged in an act of ritual self-flagellation, which is periodically interrupted and thus never reaches the level of passionate intensity it is meant to induce. After some time, first one, then the other, cover their body, pack up their belongings and leave, the secret flower of their failure burning on their skin. 

Ernst Fischer & Nicola Canavan - PASSION/FLOWER

Ernst Fischer & Nicola Canavan - PASSION/FLOWER

Tempting Failure 2012
]performance s p a c e [, London
Photography: Bobby Whittaker

A man and a woman, sitting on suitcases, are engaged in an act of ritual self-flagellation, which is periodically interrupted and thus never reaches the level of passionate intensity it is meant to induce. After some time, first one, then the other, cover their body, pack up their belongings and leave, the secret flower of their failure burning on their skin.  

Taylor Le Fin - Failure to COMMUNICATE

Taylor Le Fin - Failure to COMMUNICATE

Tempting Failure 2012
]performance s p a c e [, London
Photography: Bobby Whittaker

Madness - Somewhere within it lies sanctity, reasoning and sound thought {Sound}. Thoughts without names. Learning from past masters.

Taylor Le Fin - Failure to COMMUNICATE

Taylor Le Fin - Failure to COMMUNICATE

Tempting Failure 2012
]performance s p a c e [, London
Photography: Bobby Whittaker

Madness - Somewhere within it lies sanctity, reasoning and sound thought {Sound}. Thoughts without names. Learning from past masters. 

Mark Flisher - Spitting Distance

Mark Flisher - Spitting Distance

Tempting Failure 2012
]performance s p a c e [, London
Photography: Bobby Whittaker

I am broken, and just like my Dad did, I want you to make me better again through the polysemous act of spitting.

 

Kris Canavan & Nick Kilby - Version 2.3

Kris Canavan & Nick Kilby - Version 2.3

Tempting Failure 2012
]performance s p a c e [, London
Photography: Bobby Whittaker

In a continued [s]exploration into dissent, cause & effect, Version 2.3 moves into a controlled demolition of two connected bodies through an abstracted veil of Minimal Drag/Gender blurring and blunt force movement.

Kris Canavan & Nick Kilby - Version 2.3

Kris Canavan & Nick Kilby - Version 2.3

Tempting Failure 2012
]performance s p a c e [, London
Photography: Bobby Whittaker

 In a continued [s]exploration into dissent, cause & effect, Version 2.3 moves into a controlled demolition of two connected bodies through an abstracted veil of Minimal Drag/Gender blurring and blunt force movement.

 

Kris Canavan & Nick Kilby - Version 2.3

Kris Canavan & Nick Kilby - Version 2.3

Tempting Failure 2012
]performance s p a c e [ - London
Photography: Bobby Whittaker
 

In a continued [s]exploration into dissent, cause & effect, Version 2.3 moves into a controlled demolition of two connected bodies through an abstracted veil of Minimal Drag/Gender blurring and blunt force movement.

Kris Canavan & Nick Kilby - Version 2.3

Kris Canavan & Nick Kilby - Version 2.3

Tempting Failure 2012
]performance s p a c e [, London
Photography: Bobby Whittaker
 

In a continued [s]exploration into dissent, cause & effect, Version 2.3 moves into a controlled demolition of two connected bodies through an abstracted veil of Minimal Drag/Gender blurring and blunt force movement.

Mark Leahy - Hand in Glove

Mark Leahy - Hand in Glove

Tempting Failure 2012
]performance s p a c e [, London
Photography: Bobby Whittaker

Intercutting male bodybuilding poses with the charges of heraldry. An exploration of looking and being seen, the performance references Lacanian theory and ideas around disgust and display.

Mark Leahy - Hand in Glove

Mark Leahy - Hand in Glove

Tempting Failure 2012
]performance s p a c e [, London
Photography: Bobby Whittaker

Intercutting male bodybuilding poses with the charges of heraldry. An exploration of looking and being seen, the performance references Lacanian theory and ideas around disgust and display.

Tracing the Pathway - Glancing Back

Tracing the Pathway - Glancing Back

Tempting Failure 2012
]performance s p a c e [, London
Photography: Bobby Whittaker

A series of participatory interventions engaging audience members in a documentary mapping of bodies in space. Concretising what is missing by focusing on what is first present, we seek a collaborative and embodied approach to archival lacunae. 

Tracing the Pathway - Glancing Back

Tracing the Pathway - Glancing Back

Tempting Failure 2012
]performance s p a c e [, London
Photography: Bobby Whittaker

A series of participatory interventions engaging audience members in a documentary mapping of bodies in space. Concretising what is missing by focusing on what is first present, we seek a collaborative and embodied approach to archival lacunae. 

Holly Johnson - Laced

Holly Johnson - Laced

Tempting Failure 2012
]performance s p a c e [, London
Photography: Bobby Whittaker

Lace, thread, slide, feed them close together, in and through the other. Lace. Pull, bring white to the finger tips, stretch and strain the spine. Lace. Complete, repeat and return.

Llewyn Maire as Sardonik Grin - Living Sound

Llewyn Maire as Sardonik Grin - Living Sound

Tempting Failure 2012
]performance s p a c e [, London
Photography: Bobby Whittaker

Audio sculpture project of Llewyn Máire (kabbage23). Thriving in the liminal spaces of gender, culture, life and death, it seeks to expose, challenge and explore the constructs of identity, the mediation of socio-cultural experiences, and the influence of power.

Danielle Abulhawa - True Love Waits

Danielle Abulhawa - True Love Waits

Tempting Failure 2012
]performance s p a c e [, London
Photography: Bobby Whittaker

A durational participatory project engaging with cycles of boredom, play, improvisation and space making. with no intention towards or expectation of an outcome; a non-verbal something out of nothing.