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BREATHING BACKWARDS Hannah Foley

Breathing Backwards promo image of a girl with short hair inhaling/exhaling

Thursday 12 June – Thursday 1 July 2021
Curated by Ainslie Macaulay
This exhibition is part of the OPEN SKY / Kelly’s Garden program


Breathing Backwards (Breath Score) is an investigation into the reciprocal relationship between body and space; a gentle meditation on the ways in which breath may deepen our understanding of the external world. The performance is an activation of, and conversation with space; movement of breath drawing on, in and with air.

Formal and rhythmic qualities of breath reveal internal spaces – both physical and emotional – and reflect external, environmental influences, altering the performer’s experience of their surroundings. Each of the eight breathing-bodies is a point from which force erupts; each breath an emerging line, mark-making with/in air.

With an understanding of breath as a constant process of (internal, lung-located) negotiation of the body-self-beyond boundary, this work seeks to challenge our humanistic perspective by revealing intangible intra-connections with environment.


Breathing Backwards (Breath Score)
2020

Live performance of breath-score, composed for 8 breathing bodies
Approx. 15 minutes


SALAMANCA ARTS CENTRE
Thursday 17 June – Thursday 1 July 2021
Space open to the public (non-performance mode) Monday-Sunday 10AM-5PM

OPENING PERFORMANCE EVENT AT KELLY’S GARDEN, SALAMANCA ARTS CENTRE
Thursday 17 June 2021
5PM-6:30PM with performances at 5:15PM & 6:00PM

SECOND PERFORMANCE EVENT
Thursday 1 July 2021
Space open from 10AM with performances at 5:15PM & 6:00PM

RESERVE YOUR FREE TICKETS FOR THE PERFORMANCES AT KELLY’S GARDEN HERE: https://www.trybooking.com/BRZNC 


SAC OFFSITE | THE BARRACKS, DERWENT VALLEY ARTS, NEW NORFOLK

Saturday 12 June – Sunday 27 June 2021

OPENING Saturday 12 June 2021, 4PM-6:30PM

Sunday 13 June 2021 Space open to the public (non-performance mode) 10AM-3PM

OPENING PERFORMANCE EVENT AT THE BARRACKS
Saturday 19 June 2021 Space open to the public with performances at 1PM & 1:45PM

Sunday 20 June 2021 space open to the public (non-performance mode) 10AM-3PM

PERFORMANCE EVENT AT THE BARRACKS
Saturday 26 June 2021 open to the public 10AM-3PM with performances at 1PM & 1:45PM

Sunday 27 June 2021 space open to the public (non-performance mode) 10AM-3PM

RESERVE YOUR FREE TICKETS FOR PERFORMANCES AT THE BARRACKS HERE: https://www.trybooking.com/BRZNB 


Download the takeaway program for Breathing Backwards here

Above photo: Gabrielle Eve.


Hannah Foley’s practice considers the political, phenomenological and conceptual body as a means to explore existing and speculative ways to be with/in the world. Acknowledging the meshwork of intra-connections that exist between all human and beyond-human beings, as well as the environments they exist in, Foley is interested in the spaces ‘between’ – seeking and responding to tensions, reciprocities and negotiations that are held there. Foley’s practice is primarily performance and sculpture based. While varied in materials and methods, each work begins with the body, through processes of gestural and lived investigation.

 

 

www.hannahfoley.art


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