IMT Gallery is pleased to present ‘TWIST’, a new performance by London based artists Lucy Beech and Edward Thomasson.
TWIST, 2011 focuses on the potential that performed actions have in displaying meaning and communicating narratives. A Solo performer is observed and later joined by a small group in a movement based presentation within the gallery space. Meandering between Chiropractory, First Aid and Latin dance, and underscored with live sound construction, TWIST presents movement as a form of therapeutic release, a strategy that can be learnt through instruction and performed in the safety of one another’s company.
Collaboratively Beech and Thomasson’s practice recognises the limitless possibility and potential in the unsettling distance between the audience and ‘stage’. They utilise repetitive body based movement and employ the rhetoric of theatre as a strategy to intensify this gap rendering the audience unable to repose into one mode of experience.
Beech and Thomasson’s recent collaborations include: 7 Year Itch, More Soup and Tart, Barbican Theatre, London; Holding it Together, Night and Day, Modern Art Oxford; The Cigarette Game, Testing Ground: Live, Zabludowicz Collection, London and in Making Mistakes at Paradise Row, London.
Lucy Beech and Edward Thomasson’s exhibition ‘One Another’s Company‘ is currently showing at the gallery until the 21st August 2011.
Supported by the Arts Council England.