What Matters

at Siobhan Davies Studios
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What Matters

From screenings and live performances to installations, debates and discussions, What Matters takes over Siobhan Davies Studios for three days in April.

Featuring experimental work by artists from the UK, Europe and further afield, What Matters extends notions of dance, making connections across art forms and disciplines.

Sitting somewhere between a choreographed exhibition and an exhibited choreography, curators Lucy Cash and Becky Edmunds (straybird) delve into what really matters in these artists’ practices. Artist/film-makers Cash and Edmunds co-curated the highly successful What If festival (2010) with Claudia Kappenberg, Chirstinn Whyte and Gill Clarke. They return to curate What Matters, the fourth in the series of ‘What’ festivals which was instigated by Gill Clarke (1954-2011), founder director of Independent Dance.

Listing details:
Pre-festival screening on Wednesday 11 April at 7.30pm
Robinson in Ruins by Patrick Keiller
Tickets £5 on door/ free with Festival Pass

Friday 13 April
Deborah Hay Not As Deborah Hay by Ellen Bromberg
Screening, 3.30pm

I Think Not by Deborah Hay
Performance by Simon Ellis, 4pm

Medearoom by Julia Bardsley
Installation/Performance, 5 – 8pm

Grafting and Budding by Sheila Ghelani
Performance, 8pm

Saturday 14 April
Lin Hixson and Siobhan Davies
In Conversation, 1 – 2pm

Testimony by Every House Has a Door
Open Rehearsal, 3pm

Kannst Du Mich Umdrehen by Nic Haffner and Christina Ciupke
Performance, 6.45pm

An Ecology of Mind – A Daughter’s Portrait of Gregory Bateson by Nora Bateson
Screening, 8pm

Sunday 15 April
Untitled by Wendy Houstoun
Performance, 1pm

A programme of specially selected films, presented by film-maker Miranda Pennell
Screening and talk, 3pm

Simon Ellis and Marlon Barrios Solano
In Conversation, 4.15pm

Friday 13 – Sunday 15 April
Continual programme of installed works
12 noon – 9pm (Friday and Saturday)
12 noon – 5pm (Sunday)
A Self Portrait by Dickie Beau, Outsourced by David Brazier & Kelda Free, Queda Quality Question Quickly Quickly Quiet by Lenka Clayton, Don’t Cry by Gregor Królikiewicz, The Four Riders by Hertog and Nadler, Bee Fever by Rebecca Marshall, Squatting by Hetain Patel, A Love Supreme by Nilesh Patel, Anophtalmus by Katherina Pethke, Kawalek Lata by Katarzyna Wilk
Further installations to be announced

Online booking
Booking: 020 7650 2350 (Monday – Friday, 11am -6pm)
Cost: Day pass £15 (£12 concessions). Festival pass £30 (£25 concessions)

Dance and Art Forum on 13 April
Hosted by Franck Bordese from Siobhan Davies Dance
Bringing choreographers together with curators, this will be a day of discussion around the question How do we make dance work in a gallery?
Separate booking via http://www.siobhandavies.com/studios/events/current/dance-and-art-forum
Tickets £25 (£15 concessions) for the day (includes refreshments and admission to What Matters)

Full listings are available online at http://straybird.org/whatmatters

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