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24, 25, 28, 30 of June

BodiesSchool of Arts & HumanitiesSculpture (MA)Battersea campus: Studio Building
Location: Studio5, Linbury Sculpture Studios, Battersea South

Saturday 25 June 11:00 (GMT +0)

Tuesday 28 June 11:00 (GMT +0)

Thursday 30 June 11:00 (GMT +0)

Deadlift is a durational performance, an activation of sculpture. It explores intersections between sports culture, physical comedy, figurative sculpture and gender.

Pulsing blue jugulars.

Squiggly temples.

Flushed faces.

Quads like extruded clay, unable to form a solid support… wibble wobbling.

The rubber eeeks.

Slotting. Lifting. Rocking. Bouncing.

Bending. Dragging. Leaning. Placing.

Posing. Balancing. Embracing. Dropping.

Arching. Wrapping. Squashing. Jostling.

Shrugging. Swinging. Inhaling. Exhaling…metal indents the body as it curls, curving inwards until collapse.

Performance dates:

Friday 24 June 6-9pm.

Saturday 25, Tuesday 28 and Thursday 30 June 12-5pm.

Sculptures and choreography by Ladina Clément.

Performance and choreography by Théïa Maldoom.

Image credit: Ladina Clément

Featured in Theme: Bodies

Ladina Clément