WHAT DOES THE SPACE KNOW |Farah Saleh & Mirjam Sögner | Sunday 2 October

by Farah Saleh & Mirjam Sögner
Gallery 1, Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA)
Royal Exchange Square | Glasgow | G1 3AH
Sunday 2 October 2022

Spaces are temporal. And a potential for a shared moment.

In this interactive dance performance/installation they unfold, come to life, and then transform. We wonder how their resonance remains with us? How does the knowledge they have produced inform the places we are creating now?

In this dance duet we investigate how spaces turn into places through connecting the past, present and future of the individual and the collective. Memories and imagination guide us through the creation of temporary embodied ways of relating.

Between dance, theatre, and installation art, dance artists Farah Saleh (Palestine/UK) and Mirjam Sögner (DE/AT) explore how creatively being in/with vanished places can become a new form of meeting and being with others.

First performed in Dance Base Edinburgh, WHAT DOES THE SPACE KNOW was been reimagined for the opulent main gallery space at GoMA as part of a programme of performance creating new encounters within the museum.

Choreography and performance:       Farah Saleh and Mirjam Sögner
Composition:                                       Samuel Hertz
Dramaturgy support:                           Luke Pell
Set and costumes:                              Zephyr Liddell
Videographer:                                     Lucas Chih-Peng Kao 
PR and marketing:                              Joy Parkinson

A production from and by Farah Saleh & Mirjam Sögner in co-production with Goethe Institute Glasgow. The project is funded by Goethe-Institute International Co-production Fund and this performance at GoMA is supported by Art Fund through their Respond and Reimagine Fund. Originally premiered in Dance Base Edinburgh (May 2022) where it was also supported by the MORE THAN THIS dance network, Kanuti Gildi Saal Tallinn, Naves Matadero Madrid and Dance Base Edinburgh.

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