c3 Art Space

24 October - 18 November 2018


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‘Volition is the faculty or power of using one’s will. When thinking through a body how can I create movements anew. To use the power of will or concept to let go of the thousands of gestures built up over time that become the language of how my body moves. To create a new way of finding strength. From pointed toes in ballet classes to Dad teaching me how to wink. The body is always moving. Constantly layering familiar gestures to create a vocabulary. This new solo work created and performed at c3 Art Space tries to unlearn these movements, to find my body anew.’

Bastin’s Volition is part of That which was once familiar, an ongoing performance project, exploring how choreography can create a sense of estrangement from one’s own body. This project seeks to destabilise understandings of ontology through the body in movement. Bastin considers the physical body as a sculptural material to explore the tension between agency of the body and the stationary nature of objects. The exhibition of performances, choreographic processes and artefacts will draw from the sometimes-discordant methodologies of sculpture and dance, to create a tableaux consisting of objects, performances and video in the gallery space.

Volition (solo 2:2)

Performed by Lydia Connolly-Hiatt

Saturday 27 October 2018 2-2.30pm

Volition (solo 2:3)

Performed by Jess Gall

Thursday 1st November 2018 6-6.30pm

Volition (solo 2:4)

Performed by Sue Hockey

Sunday 11 November 2018 2pm-2.30pm

Venue: c3 Contemporary Art Space