Satelliser: a dance for the gallery Free entry 29th-30th July 2023 11:00-18:00 Arnolfini Gallery 16 Narrow Quay Bristol BS1 4QA
Satelliser: a dance for the gallery is an experimental, interactive performance work realised by an intergenerational group of co-working artists, devised and led by award-winning artist J Neve Harrington.
Satelliseris making a unique showing at Arnolfini as part of Threads, a major exhibition featuring 21 contemporary international artists and makers, who use textiles as their chosen medium. Celebrating material and making, these artists use the storytelling power of textiles to connect with past traditions, find commonalities between cultures, time and place, and to ‘breathe stories into materials’.
Threads encompasses processes of weaving and spinning, rug-making, stitching and embroidery, print, knit, threading, mending and found materials, with materials and techniques handed down, reused and reinvented.
Co-curated by leading textile artist Alice Kettle, Threads weaves throughout Arnolfini’s three floors, to reveal how textiles ‘remember’, how memory is ‘embedded within the process of making’ and how new narratives are created.
Meaning ‘To put into orbit’, Satelliserrefers to bodies moving in relation to each other, in concert, in and out of sync, like a planetary system of connected bodies, independent, yet motivated and responsive to each other. Satelliser sees coworkers cycle through the layered labours of moving, speaking, listening, crafting and resting as the day passes. They hold buoyant space for improvised conversation to emerge in the gallery space between each other and gallery visitors.
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