August 16th 2018
Performance by Sonia Roshal: Engines & Feathers

Performance by Sonia Roshal: Engines & Feathers

Friday 14 September 2018, 16.00 – 20.00

White Space Gallery is delighted to present Engines & Feathers, a series of dance-based performances by Russian born artist Sonia Roshal.

Artist’s Statement

Her green is embroidered into an image:  Heals, feathers, stitches. Engines, boots, spit. A twisted carnival towards inner liberation. From history, stereotypes and passionate rants, from misheard words and the patriarchal maze. An innocent game. An homage. A macabre self-flagellation. A rebellion. A dance. Three characters in a simulacrum world, and “the simulacrum is true”.

A series of performances by female artist Sonia Roshal are taking place amongst art works by five female artists, in Women at Work: Subverting the Feminine in Post-Soviet Russia, the current exhibition at White Space Gallery, Cultural Dialogue.

Spectators are welcome to enter and leave the gallery space at anytime within the four hours of performances. There’s no obligation to watch the artist’s performing female body continuously for the whole four hours.

Programme (subject to last minute’s alteration):

16:00 – Performance #1 (durational, interactive)

17:30 – Break

17:45 – Feathers

18:15 – Break

18:45 – Engines: Weapon’s Choice

19:15 – Break

19:30 – Epilogue

Directed and Performed by Sonia Roshal. Music: Re-streaming of Resonance FM radio; 2nd Movement from Symphony No. 7 in A-majorby Ludwig van Beethoven and Butt Lift Workoutfor Beginners, by Sanela Osmanovic.

Sonia Roshal (b. 1986, Moscow) is a Russian performance artist based in London. Her works use dance to explore the relationship between body and spectator, the limitations of the human body, and the construction of images through gesture, movement, and objects, tackling serious themes with humour, vulnerability, and absurdity.

Featured images: Sonia Roshal and Medeber Teatro, still from a performance(c)Paulina Korobkiewicz.
Engines & Feathers performance coincides with the exhibition Women at Work: Subverting the Feminine in Post-Soviet Russia running until 15 September


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