Tension (between being constrained and being connected)
For his latest exhibition at 107 Projects, Knight will be showing two series of photographic works, Abyss (2018) and Arachne (2017), and a video work made from his recent performance, Submission (2018), made on Cockatoo Island for The Festival of Dangerous Ideas. Along side these works Knight will be installing a rope and stone sculpture that will be continuously woven and constructed over the entire duration of the exhibition. Three live performance art pieces, in collaboration with other performance artists Paloma Negra and The Queen of Flesh, will take place within this installation to a live soundscape produced by Jonny Seymour (Stereogamous and Club Kooky).
Knight’s witnessed involvement in his work brings out the shamanic element of what he does; the lengthy preparation and execution, the trance like state of intricate and repetitive movements, the personal commitment (and strain) of both himself and the other performers makes it profound, and different from work that might only be concerned with the aesthetics of the pleasing. All those involved in the making of these works, including the viewer, commit to both physical and psychological challenges, presenting themselves as both vulnerable and powerful to each other.
Tension Performance #1 Saturday 16 March, 5-7pm
Tension Performance #2 Saturday 23 March, 5-7pm
Tension Performance #3 Saturday 30 March, 5-7pm
All performances are open to all, by donation, pay what you think.
In addition to the above performances Sydney based dance artists Paloma Negra and Georgia Sekulla will be presenting a new work, Rigidity, the improvised exploration of two performance bodies, the new and the old, in a physical response to Knight’s evolving installation.
Dance Performance: Rigidity Thursday 28 March 6:30-7:30pm
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