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

21 October 2020 Please note these performances have been cancelled

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Lilian Baylis Studio

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R


Please note these performances have been cancelled. This page will be removed once all bookers have been contacted.

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

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