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Tansy Spinks performs as part of Prop and Proposition: the body as sculpture
27 September 2014, 2-4pm. Pitzhanger Manor House & Gallery, Walpole Park, Mattock Lane, Ealing, London W5 5EQ

Tansy Spinks performs as part of Prop and Proposition: the body as sculpture

Saturday 27th September 2014. 2-4pm
Walpole Park, Mattock Lane
Ealing, London W5 5EQ
 

Tansy Spinks  performs as part of

Prop and Proposition: the body as sculpture.

Louise Ashcroft, Julia Hayes, Jefford Horrigan, Alys Hughes, Lily Johnson, Marcus Orlandi, Tansy Spinks.

Curated by Marcus Orlandi.

An afternoon of performances from London based artists that exploit the boundaries between the body and sculpture crossing sound, installation, slapstick, dance and text taking place throughout Pitzhanger Manor in Ealing, West London.
The artist's body is the instigator of an action, gesture or movement. Objects are often used, misused and transformed through juxtaposition to hint at missing stories and disparate narratives which aim to create layered references and conceptual propositions that ask audiences to question the intention of the work. Artists address contemporary ideas while exploring the parameters set by 60's and 70's conceptual performance artists such as Yvonne Rainer and Bruce Nauman.


Louise Ashcroft creates informative discussions around the subversion of everyday social and political actions by taking normal objects and giving them new meaning, she presents her ideas as an ongoing performative thesis. Julia Hayes' character The Fat Man, an overblown, suited, middle-aged man is representative of the greed and power given to non descript political and social figures throughout history. Jefford Horrigan makes performances and short films rooted in sculpture where furniture and household objects are moved and manipulated until they take on a different entity. Alys Hughes is a dancer that uses cultural references from her native Wales to explore human connections to the world through storytelling and movement.  Lily Johnson's work adapts ritualistic actions and spectacles with cloaked figures while Marcus Orlandi's performances are inspired by an absurd sentiment, juxtaposing objects and actions to question their intention. Tansy Spinks manipulates found objects to create abstract sound and harmonies both acoustically and digitally, a practice she terms giving objects a "voice". Inspired by the early Dada happenings that would take place in unconventional spaces, Prop and Proposition will take place in the rooms of Pitzhanger Manor where a series of new site specific works explore the tension of the building as a historic house and space for contemporary performance.