Upcoming SPACE Commissions artist, Laura Wilson, presents her performance, Fold and Stretch.
Laura Wilson’s performance, Fold and Stretch, was developed during her Platform residency at Site Gallery, Sheffield, earlier this year. She worked with bread bakers and the choreographer, Lucy Suggate, to develop a performance that investigates the physicality of dough and its relationship to the body, movement and dance.
Fold and Stretch explores dough as a live material, which is never static but continually morphing and growing. This builds on Wilson’s ongoing interests in labour, skill and the manipulation of material as a way to transfer knowledge from one person to another. Her previous works have explored civic narratives and the passing on of traditions or particular trades from one generation to the next.
Laura Wilson (b. 1983, Belfast, based in London) works across a wide range of mediums producing sculpture, installation, drawing, video and performance.
Selected exhibitions include: Fold and Stretch, Site Gallery, Sheffield (2016); Workshop Projects, Workshop East, London (2016); Black Top, Whitstable Biennale 2014, Whitstable, UK (2014);Pattern for a Dark Lantern, Camden Arts Centre, London, UK (2013); Brick Project at RIBA, London (2016); Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK (2013), OUTPOST, Norwich, UK (2012) and W139, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2012); Tweespoor: Kunstparcours, De Warande, Turnhout, Belgium (2012); Portrait of Space, Clonlea Studios, Dublin, Ireland (2011); Header Stretcher Soldier Sailor Shiner Rowlock, Vitrine Gallery, London, UK (2011); Horse of a Different Colour, Siobhan Davies Studios, London, UK (2010). Wilson is a UK associate artist at Delfina Foundation and has forthcoming projects at SPACE, London (2017) and with Lincoln University (2017).
Dancers: Kirsty Arnold, Hannah Buckley and Lucy Suggate
With thanks to E5 Bakehouse for supporting the event