Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard
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Jerwood Space, London. May - July 2006

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Walking After Acconci (production still)
Walk With Nauman (Re-Performance Corridor) [production still]

The Jerwood Charity and Hales Gallery joined forces to present a programme of shows at the Jerwood Space collectively titled In Brief and curated by Paul Hedge from Hales Gallery. Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard were the fourth and final exhibition in the series.

For the show, Forsyth and Pollard created a new work, Walk With Nauman (Re-Performance Corridor), in the Jerwood Space. The piece references Bruce Nauman's Performance Corridor and his related video, Walk with Contrapposto (both 1968) and consists of a reconstruction of Nauman's corridor, made to the same dimensions of 20 feet long by 8 feet high and 20 inches wide, and a video re-working by casting a professional dancer to replace Nauman. The dancer moves up and down the corridor emphasizing contrapposto posture throughout her routine.

Click here to watch a 30 second excerpt

Walking After Acconci (production still)
Re-Performance Corridor [installation view]

This exhibition also included Walking After Acconci (Redirected Approaches), which references a seminal video work made in 1973 by performance artist Vito Acconci. In it, Acconci paces the length of a corridor, talking to an absent ex-lover. Forsyth and Pollard have worked closely with Plan B (679 Recordings), a sharp-tongued young MC, to update the script and re-shoot the video, liberally adopting the style and aesthetic of contemporary urban music videos.

Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard, London. July 2005 [photo: Jet]
Walking After Acconci (Redirected Approaches) [production still]

Click here to watch a short excerpt

Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard, London. July 2005 [photo: Jet]
Re-Performance Corridor [production view]

 

Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard
Jerwood Space
171 Union Street
London SE1 0LN
Tel +44 (0) 20 7654 0171

31 May - 1 July 2006
Open Monday to Saturday 10.00 - 17.00
For more information, visit the gallery web site:
www.jerwoodspace.co.uk

 

 

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Work in this show
Walk with Nauman (Re-Performance Corridor)
Walking After Acconci (Redirected Approaches)

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Related press
'Private View' Time Out, 2006
'Walking After Acconci' Marie-Anne McQuay, 2005
'Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard' - Untitled. 2005
'Lover's View' - The Big Issue, 2005

Related shows
Kate MacGarry
Surfing the Surface
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Related sites
Jerwood Space
Hales Gallery
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