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
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