Joe Moran and Eva Rothschild, A Setup, 2015. Photo Sylvain Deleu

Date:  Thursday 23 June 2016
Times:  Thursday 19:00 – 21:00
Venue:  Delfina Foundation

UK Associate Joe Moran will be in conversation with artist Phyllida Barlow and writer and dramaturge Martin Hargreaves as part of Live Creations, a performance-based exhibition by Moran at Delfina Foundation. Over four days, the public are invited into the creation of Moran’s On the Habit of Being Oneself, an uncompromising new work concerned with the potential of unmediated dancing.

Moran invites Barlow and Hargreaves to join him in speculative conversation on the present resurgence of dance, choreography and performance in the gallery and museum. The conversation will draw thoughts on an apparent move from appropriation of dance by visual arts to increased equity and exchange. Has a moment occurred whereby dance can enjoy ‘why everyone wants what we’ve got’?

The talk will follow a performance beginning at 7pm that presents the work that will have developed during the day’s activities.

During the four days of Live Creations, Moran is joined by a group of independent dancers to foreground the embodied critical knowledge at play in contemporary dance production, transforming Delfina Foundation into a site of live creation. Each afternoon a guest artist, curator or theorist will take part in a conversation on the unfolding choreographic inquiry, contributing to its discourse, realization and implications.

For more information about the full Live Creations programme, please follow this link.


Phyllida Barlow studied at Chelsea School of Art, London (1960–63) and then the Slade School of Fine Art, London (1963–66) where she later became a Professor. Barlow’s work has been presented in solo exhibitions around the world, and she will represent Britain in the Venice Biennale 2017. Her latest exhibitions include the recently opened ARTIST ROOMS, Tate Modern, London (2016) as well as ‘tryst’, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, Texas (2015); the Duveens Commission ‘dock’, Tate Britain, London (2014) and ‘GIG’, the inaugural exhibition at Hauser & Wirth Somerset (2014).

Martin Hargreaves is a writer and dramaturge. He was Editor of Dance Theatre Journal and Programme Leader of MA The Body in Performance at Trinity Laban until 2015. He performed in Tino Seghal’s These Associations and participated in Expo Zero as part of Musee de la Danse, both at Tate Modern. He co-curated the Volumes Project performance programme for Mirror City at Hayward Gallery, with Frank Bock and Nicola Conibere, and organized the performances for Yvonne Rainer at Raven Row and Move: Choreographing You, Hayward Gallery.

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