BALTIC 39 | FIGURE FOUR is an opportunity for artists to test works and ideas, or to develop works in progress within a public context. The 10 exhibitions are to be held in the project space at BALTIC 39 from Wednesday 18 January – Sunday 19 February 2017.
Week One: Wednesday 18 – Sunday 22 January 2017
Hollie Miller and Sam Williams: there was an idea of equality
In its initial (rather utopian) sense, there was an idea of equality and democracy at the heart of Collaboration—but can this truly be the case? Miller & Williams present an open access work-in-progress exhibition of performance, video and notation that asks the central question: how can the psychology of decision-making be observed and challenged as it unfolds during a live performance involving camera-body and performative-body. The project intends to interrogate the roles and languages of cooperation and competition in the making of collaborative video and choreographic work within a live context. Throughout the week, the artists open up a series of live performance experiments to examine the shifts of control within the interplay of camera and body, including the dynamics between the operators of both as choreographic bodies themselves.