Patrick Staff, Scaffold See Scaffold

Thursday 25 September 2014, 6.30–8.30pm led by Opening Doors London

Friday 26 September 2014, 6–8.30pm ledy by Manual Labours and Hamish MacPherson

Saturday 27 September 2014, 3–5.30pm led by led by Sisters of Frida

Free, but places are limited. Please contact [email protected]

Since summer 2013 Staff has utilised a range of choreographic strategies in order to explore and question how bodies are presented, produced, represented and assessed within the fields of performance, healthcare, technology and labour. This has included research at the Trinity Laban archives; discussions with groups of practitioners, researchers and activists; and physical workshops with other artists, members of local groups such as Opening Doors London (which supports older generation lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people) and DreamArts (a youth performance group), as well as public participants.

From 20–28 September 2014, Staff will display a series of large format posters on the exterior of The Showroom’s building which will feature an interview between the artist and one of the project’s collaborators. The text will explore disabled and queer identity, austerity, illness and flexibility: and asks how we read bodies amidst complex economic, social and cultural representations of identity and issues of visibility and identification within institutional sites.

A series of public discussions, led by invited practitioners, will respond to the text in relation to their own work and lives. Invited guests will include the research group Manual Labours, choreographer Hamish Macpherson, members of Opening Doors London and the disabled women’s co-operative Sisters of Frida.

These are a series of public discussions that form part of Patrick Staff: Scaffold See Scaffold.


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