21.11.17 - 23.12.17
Painter and Printmaker, Jack Bullen & Contemporary Dancer, Agnese Lanza have been collaborating for over three years to develop and interpret the theories of German Movement Analyst, Rudolph Laban, exploring how to transfer his principles on to canvas.
Through choreography, video, sound, long exposure photography and sketches, both practitioners seek to transcribe Hans Holbein's Dance of Death.
The foundation of this work focuses on Laban’s theory of dynamics, a system analysing the characteristics that occur within a movement, with respect to an inner intention. The difference between punching someone in anger and reaching for a glass of water is slight in terms of body organisation - both actions rely on the extension of the arm for instance - but the strength, control and timing of the movements are very different.