Boychild, Untitled hand dance, 2019. Performance, Carlos:Ishikawa, London


boychild (USA) is a movement-based performance artist whose work operates through improvisation as a mode of survival and world-building in the liminal, performative space where becoming meets representation. Adamant about the visceral experience of live visual performance, she makes a case for how the movement of form can communicate what remains impenetrable through images and language.


Untitled Hand Dance, 2019

boychild’s hand dances are notations, sifting compositions with the world’s moments enfolded. Hidden in the hands an alluvial transcription of reach and embrace. The final flickers of the body’s expression, caress and touch. Haptic grasp. Emphatic abandon, ephemeral betrayal. An atmosphere of messages.

Presented with support from Spring Workshop and Carlos/Ishikawa.

Other participating artists

Alex Baczynski-Jenkins 

Paul Maheke

Nástio Mosquito 

Florence Peake and Eve Stainton 

Victoria Sin

Zadie Xa

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