Artists Confirmed to Date: Rebecca Birch, Ansuman Biswas, Curious, Richard DeDomenici, Poshya Kakil, Àine Phillips, Adrien Sina + Mamary Diallo, Aaron Williamson
Gesture is an online exhibition and series of live performances taking place in Corby, Northamptonshire, from October 2012 to April 2013, with works being commissioned and shown throughout the duration of the project. Comprising work in a range of media – including live art, video, photography and performance – Gesture is exploring ways in which relationships and social interaction can be signified, controlled and communicated through the conduit of the hand. The project explores intentional and subconscious gestures and how these relate to architectural, musical, written, spoken, sign and visual languages.
The online exhibition can be viewed at:
Gesture is being curated by Yasmin Canvin, Director of Fermynwoods Contemporary Art and Caroline Wright. The project is taking place in The Cube, a multi purpose venue, combining Corby Borough Council offices and services with a Theatre and Library.
Intervention / Live Art Performance
We are looking for proposals from artists to create a live work or other form of intervention or encounter in the Cube, between February and April 2013, which respond to the theme of Gesture.
In addition to the themes identified above, other areas for consideration could include:
– the cultural, social, political, physical and philosophical gesture
– language and writing, calligraphy and gestural communication
– repetition, ritual and gestural actions
Artists are also invited to propose their own themes within the concept.
The artist will be paid a fee of £1,000 to include materials and travel expenses (including VAT), and will be paid by BACs transfer on production of an invoice.
The Cube is a unique physical and social environment, which houses Corby Borough Council Offices and Chamber, the Registry Office, Library, the One Stop Shop, and The Core’s theatre and performance spaces. See http://www.corby.gov.uk/site-page/corby-cube and http://www.hawkinsbrown.com/projects/corby-civic-hub