A Nude Descends and Other Gestures. 2016

This work consists of two elements: a 15 minute looped audio installation and a live performance A nude descends into a Lump 8.1- 8.3.

The audio installation describes a series of movements that slip between actions grounded in the landscape surrounding the gallery and gestures that transport the listener to imaginary sites. The bodies described slowly find influence from their material and architectural surroundings, echoed in their actions or inabilities to form actions.

Originally conceived with Agambens text Notes on Gesture in mind. The work implements the galleries windows as a screen for the viewer to look onto. Collision and friction between the described gestures and live action allow for new ways of viewing the galleries site and the formal rhythm of Calton Hill.



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Voice: Kim Donohoe


Mark Bleakley 2019.