Extension: Off Land
Alicia Radage (UK)
Thu 27 Oct 2016
Fri 28 Oct 2016
Sat 29 Oct 2016
Ipswich Art School Gallery
14:00 // (Performance) 120mins // Part of SPILL Passes
16:00 // (Installation) 120mins // Part of SPILL Passes
RADAGE IS CLAIMING THEIR BODY’S ABILITY TO HOST AND BIRTH WHILST FIGHTING AGAINST THE ACTUALITY. THEY WANT TO SEE IT HAPPEN ON THEIR OWN TERMS, IN CONTROL OF WHAT ENTERS AND EXISTS THEIR BODY WHILST WITH THE KNOWLEDGE THAT SUCH CYCLES ARE PREDETERMINED.
The work begins within an installation, with scored actions and moves, through to a direct response to the moment, the materials and the presence in the space. Radage uses the precise measurings of the installation as material for alteration.
Working with a metal spike, 9 lengths of yarn and 9 mirrors the body sets about oscillating between the act of claiming as both assertive and aggressive.
Radage has shown their work across the UK, Europe and India. Their performance work has been shown numerous times at ]performance s p a c e [ , Tempting Failure, London, The Island, Bristol, Live Art Bistro, Leeds and Emergency Festival, Manchester. Their work spans performance, photography and sculpture.