Alexis Blake, Conditions of an Ideal, 2015. Work-in-Progress, Phase One – Performance. Photo Samantha Klein.

Date: 3 June 2016
Time: 17:30
Venue: British Museum, Parthenon Gallery

In this new commission, which will be presented in the Parthenon Gallery at the British Museum, artist Alexis Blake will work to question historical representations of the idealised female body. Referencing Diana Watts and Dora Metzller’s contributions to the women’s physical culture movement of the early 20th Century, which drew inspiration from Greek philosophy, history and ideals, this choreographic work will explore postures of national collective identity against personal expression through form, symmetry and balance in movement.

Creative partnership with Block Universe made possible with support from:

  • Mondriaan Fonds
  • Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands