Eva Rothschild & Joe Moran

08 - 14 Jun 2015

Eva Rothschild & Joe Moran, 'A setup', 2015
Photography by © Sylvain Deleu
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Block Universe
8 – 14 June 2015

fig-2 collaborates with Block Universe, the first performance festival in London that brings together a new wave of cutting edge performance art at the cross-section of visual art, dance and music, activating major institutions and venues throughout London between 8 and 14 June. Together they join forces in a new commission by sculptor Eva Rothschild and choreographer Joe Moran. Navigating the meeting points and tensions between their sculptural and choreographic concerns, Rothschild and Moran explore the shared and conflicting materiality of the body and the sculptural object. ‘A Setup’ merges two practices by bringing existing film and performance works into relationship with new sculpture taking place at ICA Studio and ICA Theatre: while Rothschild’s film ‘Boys and Sculpture’ (2012) and Moran’s ‘In Land’ (2008) are shown in the ICA Studio with benches by Rothschild, Moran’s durational performance installation, ‘Singular’ (2011) will be performed in the ICA Theatre with sculptures made for the space by Rothschild that visitors can attend during the aforementioned times

A Setup is commissioned and co-produced by Block Universe and fig-2, in partnership with Dance Art Foundation and Eva Rothschild Studio and supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Eva Rothschild (b. 1971, Dublin, Ireland). Lives and works in London. Recent solo exhibitions and public commissions include: Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin, 2014; large-scale sculpture Why Don't You? The Nasher Sculpture Centre, Dallas, Texas, 2012; the film Boys and Sculpture, The Whitechapel Gallery Children’s Art Commission, 2012; Hot Touch, the inaugural exhibition at The Hepworth, Wakefield, 2011 (toured to Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover); Empire, Public Art Fund Commission for Central Park, New York, 2011; and Cold Corners, Tate Britain’s Duveen Gallery commission, 2009.
Joe Moran CV

Joe Moran (b.1977, Devon, UK). Lives and works in London. Moran is a choreographer, dancer and Artistic Director of Dance Art Foundation. Recent commissions and touring include David Roberts Art Foundation (Frieze, 2014), Nottingham Contemporary (2014), Assembly (UK tour, 2014), The Modulated Body (2013) commissioned by Ordovas for Movement & Gravity, Bacon and Rodin exhibition; and The Place Prize (2013). Affiliate Artist with C-DaRE (Centre for Dance Research at Coventry University) and Dance4 Associate Artist, Joe works extensively in the visual arts and is a guest artist at a number of institutions, currently at The Place and the Royal Opera House.
about Block Universe

Block Universe is a new performance art festival for London taking place this 8-14 June. Bringing together a new wave of cutting edge performance art at the cross-section of visual art, dance and music, Block Universe will activate major institutions and venues throughout London over the course of a week. Venue partners include fig-2, the ICA, the Royal Academy of Arts, Somerset House and unique off-site historic venues such as Stationers Hall and the Art Workers Guild amongst others.

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