Part of the GSA Summer series, the artists propose a stilling of the space by engaging the notion of the laboring body in terms of reluctance, aimlessness and weariness.
Kirsty Leonard’s work follows from a Glasgow street song concerning a Bleachfield worker who waits patiently for her beloved to return to from sea, combining ongoing research into the relation of movement to dance and sculpture.
Whawell’s work addresses notions of production. Reflecting on André Lepecki’s writing on the project of Modernity, allowing an ‘ethical remembering’ of the past, realised as a sculptural work accompanied by live performance.
The GSA Summer Series at Civic Room is presented in partnership and supported by the School of Fine Art at The Glasgow School of Art and Civic Room sponsors, Oran Mor and Carson & Partners.