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De(Construction) – Developing the Creative Scene, DIY Style Part of: PUSH 2018

  • HOME 2 Tony Wilson Place Manchester England (map)

As part of Push Festival at HOME Manchester, I will be performing a new piece along side artist Rosanne Robertson.

Anti-Monument

A reverse sculpture by artists Debbie Sharp and Rosanne Robertson.

For De(Construction) artist directors of The Penthouse Debbie Sharp and Rosanne Robertson will present a reverse sculpture that pairs raw materials of construction and the performance of destruction - reducing old hierarchical individualistic monumentalism to the communal experience of dust.

Over the past 5 years The Penthouse was borne of and incubated by a piece of crumbling modernist architecture, we cooperated and revolted within its dust which we believe still resides within our bodies. Indeterminacy, ephemerality and moments happened within the dust of a previous era with cranes bringing the dreams attached to new concrete blocks all around us. Boundaries between our bodies, structures, vibrations were destabilised. The Queer female body within crumbling modernist structure has been an important yet non-formalised part of the experience with both artists exploring structure and the city on their own terms and inviting other artists to do the same.

The Dyke body forcing the destruction of built up Penthouse dreams and agitating ideals for an advanced and sleek future brings into force an ‘Other’ power. This power is more attuned to Mother nature who has the force to engulf all into the sediment layers of the Earth.

The boundaries of the artists’ bodies and the materials of the spaces in which their practices exist will be renegotiated- De(Constructed) within a live performance. This act is reflective of the ongoing cycle of creation and destruction within DIY and artist led culture- creating a space for freedom.