A Boy stands in for a Rock or Vice Versa. 2016-17


This work presents a cycle of processes which four bodies undertake as they
explore the material nature of their bodies and the series of images they produce.

Exploring the inter-relations between sculpture and performance the work proposes an 'alternative Performing Body' one which allows the body to shift fluidly between object, maker and spectator. Throughout the duration of the work, gaze and touch play an integral role in creating living sculptural forms.


This performance project was premiered in Edinburgh as part of the exhibition A Nude descends into a lump. at Collective Gallery 2016. The next performance will take place at The Northern Charter Newcastle on April 13th 2017.

Performers: Phillip Alexander, Mark Bleakley, Katie Miller, Carolina Ravaioli
Sound: Sam Purcell (Blank Mind Records)
Mark Bleakley 2019.