Selfie Choreography: Workshops & Performances
Workshops: Friday 7 February, 2-5pm and Friday 6 March, 2-5pm
Workshop #1: 2–5pm, Friday 7 February
Workshop # 2: 2–5pm, Friday 6 March
(You can attend one workshop or both)
This workshop led by Harold Offeh will playfully explore the potential of the body, actions and gestures as recorded through cameras, exploring how actions and movements can be developed for and mediated by the device.
Ideal for performers, dancers and selfie experts. Drawing on histories of video art, performance and dance, up to 10 participants per workshop will explore links between movement and live recording, allowing speculative and playful forms of choreography and performance.
Performance #1: 6.30–7.30pm, Friday 7 February
Performnace #2: 6.30–7.30pm, Friday 6 March
Workshop participants will join Offeh and perform at Eastside Projects on Digbeth First Friday around the large crystalline sculpture by artist Sonia Boyce which is the central element of her exhibition In the Castle of My Skin.
If you would like to join one, or both, of the sessions please send a short expression of interest (up to 200 words) and bio (50 words) to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Harold Offeh (born 1977) works in a range of media including performance, video, photography, learning and social arts practice. Offeh often employs humour as a means to confront the viewer with historical narratives and aspects of contemporary culture. He is interested in the space created by the inhabiting or embodying of history. Recent projects have explored encounters with museum objects and artefacts, forgotten queer histories and intersections of the body and technology. Through performance, collaboration and conversation, he develops work that responds to places, situations and histories.
Offeh received the prestigious Paul Hamlyn Foundation Awards for Artists in 2019. He has exhibited widely in the UK and internationally including Tate Britain and Tate Modern, London; the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; South London Gallery, London; MAC VAL, Paris; Kulturhuset, Stockholm; and Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen.