Wild Card: Christopher Matthews / Formed View — my body's an exhibition

NEW DATES: 21 October 2020

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Lilian Baylis Studio

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R


Please note this information reflects the rescheduled dates of these performances. The original dates were cancelled when we announced the closure of our theatres to reduce the spread of coronavirus. The programme has not changed from its original version.

Wild Card returns with more offerings from a new generation of artists curating their own night.

This Spring, American born, London based choreographer and performance artist Christopher Matthews curates a special event featuring several movement-based installations, opening a dialogue on themes of gender, class structure, intersections of the classical and contemporary, icon vs self, and pop culture.

Taking the Janet Jackson lyrics from the 2008 song Feedback “My body’s an exhibition baby” as a curatorial provocation, we are invited to question the relationship between the body as object and spectatorship, echoed in the song lyrics describing the sensual urges of two bodies coming into contact. In this evening, Matthews builds on his practice of investigating the relationship between dance’s historical position and how it is mirrored in pop culture. Performance makers and visual artists will display video works, photographic prints and live installations alongside two of Matthews works: Lads and My Body’s Number 1.

Produced by Sadler's Wells
Photo: Thomas Dupal

Lilian Baylis Studio

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R

Coronavirus update: Following government advice, all performances at Sadler’s Wells’ theatres have been cancelled until 1 September. Read more