PORNO RESIDENCY - PROJECT UPDATE

PORNO RESIDENCY - PROJECT UPDATE

Last week saw the start of our two-week residency at Dance4's iC4C, where we’ve been working with four brilliant performers to grapple with the notion of inspiration.

Coming together, we very quickly decided there are many ways that people are inspired and that, more often than not, the root of inspiration proves potentially problematic as it connects to “othering”.

We’re especially interested in establishing what inspiration is first and foremost, before deconstructing it, to convey to an audience its problematic origin. We’ve been looking at the idea of spectacle as inspiration, the notions of competition, winning and achieving personal best. Iconography has been coming into play too with thinking being developed around being placed on a pedestal and the gravity of that.

“People create the narrative of what they want me to be” – Performer

We’re very much looking forward to the “inspiration” that this week might bring in the lead up to our open studio on Thursday 27 April, 2pm – 4pm.

Dan Daw & Mark Maughan

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