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Cara Tolmie

Cara Tolmie: Otiumfold
Saturday 27 July, 5-8pm Victoria Park
The Hub Building, London, E9 5DU


The park is a horizontal social space: a democracy of sorts. A space where all kinds of people feel that all kinds of behaviours are acceptable in a way that might not be allowable elsewhere; beach wear, group exercise drills, portable PA’s, dance experiments to mention a few. These actions commingle upon the contours of this green space, colliding, bumping, passing but mostly ignoring one another and together creating the bizarre scene we know as – the park.

But within this varied and surreal landscape how might we define a performance? And how might we find new ways to contemplate this communal stage through this performance? — Cara Tolmie

Cara Tolmie performed Otiumfold alongside a group of participants who she collaborated with during her year-long Chisenhale Gallery Neighbourhood Residency. Together they carried out a series of choreographed and semi-improvised actions in response to the landscape of the park, creating an alternative way to navigate the park and interact with its architecture.

Performers:
Frank Anthony
Elizabeth Bogo
Leena Chauhan
Elsa Coustou
Edward Gillman
Sarah Hall-Craggs
Julia Parks
Linzi Stauvers
Cara Tolmie

Documentation  by Kimberley O'Neill, Duncan Marquiss and Mark Essen.




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