Still Life

Hamish MacPherson (UK)

Sat 03 Nov 2018

SPILL Central

12:00-18:00 // 60 min performances at 12:00, 12:30, 13:00, 13:30, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 15:30, 16:00, 16:30, 17:00 // £5, part of SPILL Passes.


Photo by Adam James

I THINK IT’S A BLURRY IMAGE OF A PERSON.
I THINK IT’S A VASE OF FLOWERS ON A TABLE.
I THINK IT’S A PERSON WEARING A COLORFUL BLANKET.
I THINK IT’S A GROUP OF PEOPLE LYING ON A BED AND THEY SEEM 😐.
I CAN’T REALLY DESCRIBE THE PICTURE BUT I DO SEE PLASTIC, CONTAINER, BAG.


This is one work made up of 11 one-hour performances, overlapping over six hours.  Individual performances do not have specific tickets, audiences can enter between noon and 5pm every 30 minutes and stay for an hour.

This is the latest work in Hamish’s Configurations series which orbits around the idea of care as an aesthetic, choreographic and political practice. As a negotiation of constantly fluctuating needs, capacities and interests. And in particular, care that is disengaged, reluctant or otherwise complicated and with problems.


With Antonio De La Fe (ES/UK), Kimberley Harvey (UK) and Paul Hughes (UK).


Hamish MacPherson is a London‑based choreographer. He uses performances, workshops, larps, games and other things to create environments for people to think, learn and be together. These structures are often decentralised and self‑organising, combining physical activity and conversation. They deal with passive exchanges and weak, barely‑there activity that is on the verge of disappearing.

Antonio de la Fe is a Spanish choreographer and performer based in London with a background in physiotherapy. At the moment, Antonio divides their artistic practice between choreography (Speculative Choreographies – the evolution of the Unrehearsed Series) and performance (OPENLAB project – a shared space for performance practice; anthologyofamess – a performing collective they co-founded with other dance performers; performing in galleries works by artists such as Rosana Antolí, Tamara Kuselman and Simone Forti).

Kimberley Harvey is a freelance dancer, choreographer and teacher and alongside this, she has her own dance company, Subtle Kraft Co. In addition, Kimberley is a Candoco Artist, which includes teaching for Candoco Dance Company on a national and international basis. Currently Kimberley is a Dancer-In-Residence for GOSH Arts, alongside Sarah Blanc, at Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital.

Paul Hughes is a Nottingham-based artist working across choreographic, visual and performance art contexts. Awarded an MA Dance Studies  at University of Roehampton, he works as a dramaturg with artists Gareth Cutter, Andy Edwards and Sam Pardes and is Dance4 Writer in Residence across 2018/19. In collaboration with Rohanne Udall as Tate n Lyle, he presents interdisciplinary work in galleries and stages across the UK.


Supported by Arts Council England, Roehampton University, Sadlers Wells and ArtsAdmin.


Part of the SPILL OPEN, supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation