Performance: World Receivers

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Jennifer Taylor, Lupercalia, live performance documentation, British School at Rome, 2017
Jennifer Taylor, Lupercalia, live performance documentation, British School at Rome, 2017

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This event expands the themes of World Receivers through an evening of previously unseen live performance. Artist Jennifer Taylor presents a processional ritual, responding to the specific architecture of the gallery, while exhibiting artist Hayden Dunham will create a new performance, informed by research undertaken during an onsite residency at Eden Project in Cornwall.

Hayden Dunham’s (b. 1988, Austin, Texas, USA) sculptures are living and transformational in nature, actively relating with the environment in which they are placed. Her constantly evolving practice derives from a personal interest in ecological studies, and her choice of materials evokes both aesthetic and emotional responses. She explores ideas of systems, state change and energy, and is invested in the active exchange of this energy. Dunham lives and works in Los Angeles and New York, USA

Jennifer Taylor works with live performance, film and installation to create absurd scenarios with abstracted narratives that explore ritualistic behaviour and systems of control. By merging notions of a mystical ancient past with sci-fi fantasies of an imagined distant future, she presents an intense fusion of ambiguous fictional realities. Taylor was born in Wales and studied at the Ruskin School of Art (University of Oxford) and the Royal College of Art in London. She was a recent award-holder at the British School at Rome and is now based in Cardiff.


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