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these were the things that made the step familiar

2 February 2019 until 10 March 2019
Collective

these were the things that made the step familiar explores interactions in and between bodies, considering the systems that control and record them. The exhibition includes a series of large format digital prints, sculpture and sound work by Emmie McLuskey, poetry by Millicent A. A. Graham and a new publication, A Strange American Funeral, edited with Freya Field-Donovan.

Dancer and choreographer Rudolf Laban’s eight movement efforts – a method and language used for describing, visualising and interpreting movement – has been used as a starting point for the new work in these were the things that made the step familiar. A series of prints were developed combining Laban’s notation with British Sign Language, poetry and images, seeking to explore the different ways we learn and understand movement in language. Sculptural works informed by the formal language of dance equipment and education, form a space to sit, stand, read and listen.

Satellites Programme is Collective’s development programme for emergent artists and producers based in Scotland. 2018-19 participants are: Helen McCrorie, Emmie McLuskey, Kimberley O’Neill and Katie Shannon.

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Emmie McLuskey, Handwave, screenprint, 2018. Courtesy of the artist

Emmie McLuskey, Handwave, screenprint, 2018. Courtesy of the artist