In this 12-hour-long performance, 360 handmade compasses are meticulously placed on lines drawn on the floor with adhesive tape.
Adam York Gregory & Gillian Jane Lees (UK)
They all align to indicate the Magnetic North. But our bodies are magnetic fields too, and they make the needles turn. Is North a geographical position or a direction? An identity or an orientation? The politics of the North are embedded in us and in the actions we take.
Gillian Jane Lees is a performer based in Glasgow, Scotland, whose practice focuses on theatre and performance. She rigorously seeks to construct and control her environment over long hours, or even days of work. She creates long-lasting, physically demanding and mentally exhausting performances. Her interest lies in that fleeting instant in which her will to succeed collides with her diminished physical ability to complete each task. She has performed in the UK, Canada, and the U.S.A. Adam York Gregory is a British scientist, game-designer, composer, draughtsman, filmmaker and visual artist. His practice reflects each of these disciplines, regularly combining them in order to create new areas of artistic exploration. A number of his productions have been made as a duo with Gillian Jane Lees, including the performances Taking The Time, Blasted and Full Stop. Together, they aspire to explore the notion of the “imagined ideal” through subjective performance, objective experimentation, documentation and observation.
10:00 > 22:00
KANAL – Centre Pompidou (K1), Brussels
Durational performance – entry and exit possible
In co-presentation with KANAL – Centre Pompidou.