InDialogue Sunday Supplement at Dance4 in conversation with Hancock and Kelly
AffiliationUniversity of Derby
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AbstractThis event hosted by InDialogue, In Good Company and Dance4 as part of InDialogue 2019, was facilitated by Dr Rhiannon Jones and Dr Heather Connelly. The aim of the session was to facilitate a conversation with the artists hancock & kelly about practice as research as a methodology. The research processes and methodology designed by Rhiannon Jones for the residency were also disseminated. The event provided a unique opportunity for Dr Rhiannon Jones to reflect and disseminate initial findings from the residency curated for hancock & kelly and how artistic practice works with notions of dialogue. The Residency provided space and time for hancock & kelly to make new work and revisit previously created material, hosted by Dance4 InDialogue Panel discussion at Derby Theatre. Panellists: Dr Traci Kelly and Richard Hancock, Mark Jeffery (Associate Professor, Performance, SAIC), is the curator of InTime and a former member of Goat Island; Nicholas Lowe (Associate Professor, Historic Preservation, SAIC) is the Curator of the Goat Island Archival and the exhibition, Goat Island archive – we have discovered the performance by making it; Jennie Klein (Professor of Art History, Ohio University) will moderate the panel. The session discussed practice in relation to debates concerning the tensions existing between performance and its residues and reflections were made and responded to with regards to dialogical ways of making work. The event was carefully curated and opened up to the public to extend the dialogue beyond the encounter of the live performance event. In doing this it allowed the artists to consider the studio time and process, the impact that the panel discussion and workshop event had on the artists was also noted. The residency programme successfully curated a new form of discourse out of its own making which threaded together the disparate activities, it created a shift in discourse about hancock & kelly practice within a wider, public context. It also fed back into the overarching research aims of InDialogue to act as an outside eye / or space for artists and researchers to question how they use dialogue in practice. By deliberately shifting the residency into a variety of locations it supported the enquiry into the role of movable discourses that shifts and reshapes itself to new sites and from out of that, new forms of dialogue are established. During the conversation hancock & kelly reflected on the inception of their performance An Extraordinary Rendition in Chicago, how they worked with the Goat Island Archives, their dialogic process, the development and performance of the work for Nottingham contemporary. hancock & kelly and Rhiannon Jones and Heather Connelly also reflecting upon their experience of working with ‘in’ Dialogue with each other and participation in InDialogue 2019. hancock & kelly were commissioned by InDialogue, In Good Company and Dance4, supported by Arts Council England to come to the UK, to have time to develop their practice and present their work at Nottingham Contemporary of An Extraordinary Rendition for InDialogue 2019.
CitationJones, R., and Connelly, H. (2019) ‘Sunday supplement: Hancock & Kelly and InDialogue'. Dance4 Nottingham, 24 November.
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