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*SOLD OUT* TF2016: Zierle & Carter Masterclass

  • London Southbank University 103 Borough Road London, SE1 0AA United Kingdom (map)

This masterclass will look at the more visible components of a performance practice, such as the body, time/duration, space, materials and objects, within the context of 'sculpting experiences', as well as explore the more hidden components, such as intention, emotions, inner senses, intuition, focus and visioning.

Other aspects will touch upon: Alchemical processes and symbolism - Shape-shifting as performance practice - The sculptural language and aesthetics of performance – The fabric of the every day – Dynamic provocations - Actions and their ripple effect – Traces left behind - How do you treat your audience? - Reversing orders and turning things inside out – How to arrive at meaningful questions?

We will encourage participants to explore and expand their visual/action-based vocabulary offering exercises and methods to gain new perspectives and insights into live performance practice. There will be time to witness, discuss, and reflect on what each has shared and experienced. This is a predominantly experientially focused workshop, based on first hand embodied experience, however we will give insights in to our work, our performance ethics, methodologies and approaches. 

Alexandra Zierle (DE) and Paul Carter's (UK) collaborative work is Interdisciplinary, multi-sensory and often site/context responsive, spanning performance, happenings and interventions, sound, video and installation. Through their collaborative practice, Zierle & Carter critically examine different modes of communication and what it means to be human, addressing notions of belonging, dynamics within relationships, and the transformation of limitations. Their work sites an embodied investigation into human interactions and encounters, acting as an invitation to venture into the spaces in-between the external and internal, permanent and transient, spoken and unheard.

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