Comprising new commissioned works presented by dance artists, performers and visual artists, The Collection takes place at Siobhan Davies Studios in South East London and Victoria Miro Gallery in North London.
Following their acclaimed collaboration in 2002 Plants and Ghosts, The Collection considers how dance and movement can be conceived beyond stage performances:
'Victoria Miro and I were interested to show work in each others' spaces and to enjoy both the connections and disconnections between dance and visual art," says Siobhan Davies.
"Presenting work in different environments creates small instabilities which can help shift patterns of thinking."
At Siobhan Davies Studios, British artist Conrad Shawcross installs Slow Arc Inside a Cube III, a sculpture consisting of a singular light source that is programmed to make random movements within a mesh cage, casting infinite shadows across the space and creating limitless spatial distortions.
At Victoria Miro 14, Siobhan Davies Dance presents a new work which has no beginning or end, but exists as a series of repetitions and counterpoints. Using five performers the continuous piece invites the audience to move in and around the gallery space and experience its intimate and immediate setting. The punctuation of the dance work is being developed in collaboration with the artist Anri Sala, who has created Doldrum which comprises a beating drum and sticks.
An exhibition of artworks that engage with dance and choreography is also presented in the galleries at Victoria Miro 16.
Related website: www.siobhandavies.com/thecollection