An evening of specially commissioned performance works from YAC Members will activate Donna Huddleston’s exhibition The Exhausted Student at Drawing Room.
Siobhan Davies Young Artists Collective members, Elettra Giunta and Leila Jassal, have each devised a unique solo movement piece in response to the visual, physical and conceptual aspects of Huddleston's work. With the gallery space providing a stage in which to perform, each piece uses the body to respond to the surrounding works in the moment, intermingling and layering the stories and memories around them in acts of instantaneous creation.
The evening will also include a screening of Drawing Act II - a film by Alexis Teplin made in collaboration with Charlotte Sharman Primary School.
The Exhausted Studentis a solo exhibition by London based artist Donna Huddleston, featuring a new series of drawings on paper in pencil, colour and silverpoint that examine the female body and the psychology of altered states, desire and illusion, within a theatrically lit gallery environment.
Elettra Giunta is an Italian dance artist based both in London and Berlin, working in the field of contemporary dance and performance. Her practice is a hybrid of disciplines and methodologies that use the body as the main source of material to create instant composition performances, which explore the affinity between imagination, philosophy, perception, and dreams.
Leila Jassal works predominately in Contemporary dance and her choreographic practice focuses on the relationship between dance, bodies and politics. Her conversational work explores social and societal issues, specifically the way we as humans coexist with one another. She actively works in interdisciplinary ways, connecting with artists who practice a medium outside of dance and particularly in settings where dance is not normally shown.
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