Digbeth First Friday: Selfie Choreography Performance #1
Friday, 7 February 2020
6 – 8pm
Performance from 6.30–7.30pm.
Drawing on histories of video art, performance and dance the first of two playful performance uses selfie sticks, human bodies and mobile phones to create a new type of dance, mediated through the screen of a device that has become an extension of the human body.
Selfie stick optional. #selfiechoreography
Performers: Harold Offeh, Romy Ashmore-Hills, Ruthie Cunliffe, Raluca Georgiana.
If you would like to take part in the performance you can apply to participate in a workshop on Friday 7 February, 2–5pm. Find all the info HERE
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.
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