The Swiss Church, London
Performance Sharing of new work-in-progress by Sarah White, with tyroneisaacstuart. On faith and doubt, belief and disbelief.
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Morphe Arts will be hosting the performance He Whom You Shall Love Is Absent as the April Make Good Event. You are very welcome to join us!
There will be two performances at 2pm and 7pm, with The Swiss Church open in between with light food and drink provided if you would like to stay around and chat. You are welcome to come for one or both of the performances.
2 - 3.30pm: First Performance
4.30 - 5.30pm: Round table discussion on improvisation and faith.
7 - 8.30pm: Second Performance
He Whom You Shall Love Is Absent is an improvised performance (with dance, object and text) by Sarah White, with tyroneisaacstuart: exploring faith and doubt, belief and disbelief. The work exists within the space of improvised performance - and the acts of attention, listening and contemplation - as a site for sense-making of the unknown or not-yet-fully-known. The performance itself is a site for movement research and generation.
The title of the work is taken from Simone Weil’s text Gravity and Grace, ‘to put our life into that which we cannot touch in any way…It is impossible…. That is what is required.’ How do we affirm the impossible and lean into that which we cannot see? How do you give yourself to that which you cannot touch, and sometimes cannot hear? How do we sense and make-sense of this mystery?
The work is performed with dancer/musician tyroneisaacstuart. It has been developed with funding from the Arts Council DYCP, and with support from artist dup Gardner and Gardner, and dance artist Laura Doehler. With thanks to The Swiss Church London for supporting this project.
www.sarahwhite.org.uk / @sarah_white16
Sarah is a London-based artist working across installation, performance and writing currently studying on the MA Creative Practice: Dance Professional at Trinity Laban. Sarah is a Visual Arts Programme Curator with Morphē Arts and has worked as an artist mentor with the charity since 2012.
tyroneisaacstuart / @tyroneisaacstuart
tyroneisaacstuart is an East London-born & based interdisciplinary artist. He works with dance, music and theology as materials for digital and live spaces. He recently launched his debut album, S!CK to critical acclaim.
Gardner & Gardner / www.gardnerandgardner.co.uk
Heidi and Peter Gardner are a husband-and-wife duo based in Glasgow. Their work is created through a long process of consideration, distillation and paring back, involving elements of contemplation, observation and repetition of action. With a commitment to listening as an artistic practice. Peter is an ordained minister working with visual arts communities in Glasgow.