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Dance in contemporary artists' films

Victor Alimpiev, Sammy Baloji, Anne Maree Barry, Loretta Fahrenholz, Liz Magic Laser, Úna Quigley, Jimmy Robert, Sriwhana Spong and Wu Tsang

Curated by Chris Clarke

1,2,3,4, is an exhibition of contemporary artists' films on dance, movement and choreography. From solo performances to synchronized routines, interpretative renditions to public interventions, and from ballet to hip hop to voguing, the exhibition presents an insight into how visual artists have conveyed dance through the camera. 

1,2,3,4, is structured as a series of film programmes unfolding over four months, exploring different aspects, atmospheres, arrangements and ideas relating to dance. From 21 September to 17 October, the exhibition continued with a programme of films by Victor Alimpiev, Sammy Baloji, and Sriwhana Spong. The galleries are currently closed but will hopefully reopen to present screenings of the works that have yet to be shown in the gallery spaces.

Part 1: 17 August – 19 September 2020

Sriwhana Spong (NZ), Whether standing or sitting or lying or in some other position in the 

dark, 2011, 9’21”

Sammy Baloji (CD), Mémoire, 2006, 14’30”

Victor Alimpiev (RU), My Absolution, 2008, 7’37”


Part 2: 21 September – 17 October 2020

Anne Maree Barry (IE), Rialto Twirlers, 2010, 6’17”

Liz Magic Laser (US), Distressed, 2009, 10’

Wu Tsang (US), For how we perceived a life (Take 3), 2012, 9’34”


Part 3: 19 October – 21 November 2020

Loretta Fahrenholz (DE), Ditch Plains, 2013, 30’


Part 4: 23 November – 19 December 2020

Jimmy Robert (FR), Descendances du nu, 2016, 12’01”

Úna Quigley (IE), Birds of My Weakness, 2018, 8’40”