We need to talk — Matthias Sperling with Marcus Coates

24 Jun 2015

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Lilian Baylis Studio

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R

About Matthias Sperling

Matthias Sperling is a choreographer and performer living and working in London. His works include performances in theatre, gallery and museum contexts, video works, and exchanges that take place in public spaces and online. His work has been presented at Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Southbank Centre, Royal Opera House, Dance Umbrella, Nottdance and Springdance (NL). He is a frequent collaborator with Siobhan Davies, together with whom he has created and presented works at the ICA, Whitechapel, Hayward, Tramway and Turner Contemporary galleries. He studied with the Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre in Toronto (1984-1993), before completing his studies with Transitions Dance Company at Laban (1997-1998), after which he worked as a performer with companies including Matthew Bourne’s Adventures In Motion Pictures (1999-2000) and Wayne McGregor’s Random Dance (2001-2006). He was an Associate Artist with Dance4 (2007-2015) and is the winner of a Bonnie Bird New Choreography Award (2008). He recently took part in Sadler’s Wells Summer University (2011-2014) directed by Jonathan Burrows.

About Marcus Coates

Marcus Coates lives and works in London. He devises processes to explore the pragmatism and insight that imagined realities can offer, opening perspectives drawing on our sense of empathy.

He explicitly addresses a need to create inclusive languages where conventional strategies of understanding and rationalisation prove inadequate. He works across video, photography and performance.

Coates was the recipient of a Paul Hamyln Award (2008) and the Daiwa Art Prize (2009). He was the Calouste Gulbenkian Artist in Residence in the Galapagos Islands in 2008. He took part in Siobhan Davies Commissions with his film A Question of Movement with Henry Montes (2011). Solo exhibitions include: The Sounds of Others: A Biophonic Line, Manchester Museum of Science and Insustry (2014) The Trip, Serpentine Gallery, London and Implicit Sound, Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona (2011); Psychopomp, Milton Keynes Gallery (2010); Marcus Coates, Kunsthalle, Zurich, Switzerland and Marcus Coates, Museum of Modern Art, New Orleans, USA, both 2009. In 2013 he was shortlisted for the Trafalgar Square 4th Plinth.

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