Kingston Museum 28 July-20 Oct 2012
Commissioned by the Stanley Picker Gallery for the No Competition! programme,this new work interweaves gestures of dance, gymnastics and protest with references to the history of the moving image.
Celebrating the rhythms and stroboscopic qualities of the choreography, the video will premiere the exhibition Olympic Celebration: Athletes in Motion.
Important Notice: Sat 21 July: Outdoor Performance in Fairfield Park Cancelled!
Due to continued wet weather forecasts, we have been forced to cancel this outdoor event, however, we hope to restage this performance at some point in the future.
The final choreography workshop and video elements of this project will take place as advertised.
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‘The Kingston Big Wheel’ is a new performance and video project which transforms the human chain into a dynamic ‘Mexican wave’ of highly choreographed motion – presenting an inspiring celebration of creative and athletic endeavour.
Following a successful trial ‘Big Wheel’ at the Big Dance Festival in 2008, Charlie has been commissioned by The Stanley Picker Gallery to developing a new full scale public performance and video work that will be exhibited between June – July this year.
This major new project features as part of the Gallery’s ‘No Competition!’ off-site exhibition programme (Apr – Jul 2012), which comprises artists’ projects exploring the relationship between lifestyle and non–competitive sporting activities, and coincides with celebrations leading up to the 2012 London Olympics.
Recruiting a team of ocal gymnasts, dancers and athletes, Charlie has developed a range of choreography which interweaves formal structures, rituals and gestures from dance, play, athletics, gymnastics, politics, biochemistry and moving image history.
Supported by students and staff of Kingston University, she is also developing specialist lighting, camera tracking and sound elements to create a new HD video.