- Frank Abbott
- Robin Deacon
- Jenny Hogarth and Kim Coleman
- Janice Kerbel
- Pil and Galia Kollectiv
- Ruth Proctor
- Neal Swettenham and Michael Pinchbeck
- Jennet Thomas
REPEAT, REHEARSE, REPLAY: A CONVERSATION
Photography: Julian Hughes
Set in the Athletics Centre, a set of performers undertook actions and movements accompanied by a spoken, projected and performed text that dealt with the ideas of movement and form. This text rested somewhere between a play, lecture and visual poetry that linked directly to the physical movements of the performers.
The piece, formed of two halves or acts, referenced both the structure of a sports game or play. A semi staged set, obviously an athletic training hall, but at the same time slightly removed and transported to something more surreal. The piece played with ideas of repetition, error, and movements that describe form within space, being both staged and improvised at the same time. A layering of the live action was replayed with a slight delay on a video projection behind the performers, highlighting mistakes and differences in their repeated actions.
Ruth Proctor is an artist who creates installations and performative works which respond to a particular space and time. Fascinated by spectacle sports such as ice-skating, the contemporary dance of Michael Clark, and the fantastic set pieces of Busby Berkley, Ruth is concerned with encapsulating the fragile nature of the relationship between staging and the atmosphere in the build up to a performance. Ruth has presented her work worldwide with work exhibited at the Norma Mangione Gallery in Turin, Starkwhite Gallery, New Zealand, and CAPC in France.