Dancing at the quarry.

A performance to camera performed at Whelans Quarry, Co Clare, November 2020.

The awkwardness of dancing by yourself in front of an old rusting plant machinery in a disused quarry.

In the artist Gillian Wearing’s 1994 piece; Dancing At Peckham, her flailing dance moves contrast sharply with the passers’ by contained movement. This is a contemporary homage, in a deserted space to reflect our pandemic affected surroundings, where the artist’s actions appear small and suitably insignificant.

“The act of dancing prompted a thousand memories of long ago when I used to go to clubs and gigs and dance all night. Not out in the open, in the cold wind, mid-morning, middle-aged, by myself.”

This performance was selected for  R_A_W

Bbeyond (2001 – 2021) Celebrating 20 Years of Promoting Performance Art

Presents R-A-W (Recorded Action Web – Exhibition)

 

AN ONLINE EXHIBITION OF PERFORMANCE ART VIDEO WORKS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE

http://bbeyond.live/

@2016 by Rachel McManus.

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