Wednesday, June 2, 2010
‘Plan for a Composition in 3 Movements’, Performance and Exhibition at The Woodmill, April 21 - May 23, 2010
‘Plan for a Composition in 3 Movements’, performance by Elena Bajo in collaboration with a group of London based actors: Jessica Manley, Kasha Bajor, Joyia Fitch, Lowri James, T Davar, Lucy Thanes, Irene Fuma.
Site specific works made in response to the history of the studio and gallery complex. The piece is created by Elena Bajo and focuses on the social, political and technological history of the Woodmill site. Bajo combines performance and large scale installations to investigate the material conditions of redevelopment and regeneration, the waste generated from urban renewal, the 'stuff' of social change.
Focusing on precise moments of disruption and change Elena Bajo presents new work in response to the social, political and technological histories of the Woodmill site. In it's current incarnation the building has recently been turned into artists' studios and galleries, but it has previously been, among other things, a council office building, a stables, a bus depot and a wheelwright.
In Bajo's work the material conditions of redevelopment and regeneration, the waste generated from urban renewal, the 'stuff' of social change, combine with a performative and ongoing historical document of the local urban landscape to produce dispersed sculptural assemblages and installations that open out on to an investigation of universal political forms.