Begin in The Middle (Neither Me, Nor The Bucket) proposes ways in which we may become-with each other. It uses a series of physical containers in body-object arrangements, as well as voice and video, to create feedback loops that inform intra-acting* solo and group meetings. Through a process of recursion, we recalibrate from the middle, working with emerging vocabularies and arrangements as new starting points. What becomes of us?
Texts within the performance have been co-written alongside the performance collaborators Manuela Albrecht, Svenja Buehl and Michaela Gerussi.
*Intra-action is a term coined by feminist theorist Karen Barad.
Seventeen exhibits works by emerging artists, with a particular focus on moving image. Founded in 2005 by David Hoyland, the gallery was initially located in Shoreditch in East London and moved in 2014 into a larger, more versatile 3000ft space in Dalston. The program has demonstrated a commitment to video, screen based work and experiments with new digital technologies and the majority of represented artists have a significant video component to their practice.
More recently, it has consistently supported artists examining possibilities with interactive and performative media such as virtual reality, 3D video, web-browser specific works and photography and video dealing with the digital including David Blandy’s 360 degree video presented on VR and large-scale video installations by Jon Rafman. Other represented artists include Damien Roach, Emily Perry, Justin Fitzpatrick, Larry Achiampong & David Blandy, Patrick Goddard, Rhys Coren and Susan Collis.