Mark Bleakley / Schema, Chapters I-III

Mark Bleakley film still
Mark Bleakley. Still from Marina City Pt.2. Courtesy the artist.

Schema, I-III are the first three events produced as part of research for the development of a new performance lecture by Mark Bleakley. 

Bringing together a collection of text, image, film and movement to explore and discuss notions of embodiment in particular experiences, which extend, displace or reconfigure the bodies’ perceptual apparatus.  Grounding this research in our relationship with other bodies’ (present or absent), chapters I-III will develop dialogues with the audience and guest artists around specific material from the collection.

Artist and choreographer Mark Bleakley presents work in both dance and visual arts contexts.  Developing compositions combining video, the body and text to explore choreographic relations between gesture, context and their affects.  Mark's current work explores how We handle things; people, objects and how objects handle Us through: environments, architecture, and social structures.  Can the gallery and the choreographic field provide a space to present and re-examine these relations that our bodies are in constant dialogue with?