Rosemary Butcher - Secrets of the Open Sea/Test Pieces at Nottingham Contemporary

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Rosemary Butcher - Secrets of the Open Sea/Test Pieces at Nottingham Contemporary


Rosemary Butcher: Secrets of the Open Sea/Test Pieces at Nottingham Contemporary - 6th and 7th March 2015

Presented by Dance4 as part of Nottdance 2015.

A double bill featuring a film installation, Secrets of the Open Sea, and a performance,
Test Pieces, as part of an investigation of memory in relation to the present and future.

Secrets of the Open Sea is a pivotal film installation from archive series Language as Source. A three-screen video installation creates a sculptural and immersive
experience around the concept 'desolation of things past and decayed'. References to and from the past remain integral to the work which functions as an active
'searching' for 'lost legacies' that the spectator engages in. The archive installation integrates recordings of creative processes and in particular deals with development of language used in now-archived work.

This is further illustrated in Rosemary's new live gallery work Test Pieces, involving four dancers, negotiating a form revealed through working with a specific site,
thematically linking the connection to Rosemary's history of the 'Judson Dance Movement'. Inspired by the perception of form in ruins, the work is an active enquiry into what remains, a 'looking at something that has its root elsewhere', in a process of choreographic notation that shifts forward and backwards in time.

Rosemary Butcher will also be at events at the Bohunk Institute on 7th March and 14th March.


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DURATION: 1hr 15mins
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