Mark Bleakley works across dance and visual art. His practice explores the body as a site for analysis and reflection, which frequently manifests as live performance and video. A Nude Descends into a Lump was developed by Mark as part of Satellites Programme 2016 and looks at the relationship between bodies, the cinematic and sculptural form.
Using the gallery as a site for performance, four dancers developed an intimate and cyclical work built from a simple score devised by the artist. Through a series of repeated actions, gestures and movements, the body was considered in relation to traditional sculptural processes and the break down of physical forms over time. A Nude Descends into a Lump also included an audio work featuring spoken actions that invite visitors to imagine performances taking place in the park surrounding Collective.
Friday 6 May, 7pm
Tuesday 17 May, 1pm
Saturday 28 May, 1pm
Thursday 2 June, 1pm
Performers: Philip McDonald, Mark Bleakley, Katie Miller and Carolina Ravaioli.
Satellites Programme is Collective’s development programme for emergent artists and producers based in Scotland. 2016 participants were: Jennifer Bailey, Mark Bleakley, Anastasia Philimonos, Katie Schwab and Hamish Young.
This is an archived programme entry.