In Residence: Haroon Mirza exhibition at Zabludowicz Collection

In Residence: Haroon Mirza exhibition at Zabludowicz Collection

Studio Wayne McGregor

30 minutes

Concept and Direction
Wayne McGregor

Wayne McGregor, in collaboration with the dancers

Exhibition, Lighting and Music
Haroon Mirza

Catarina Carvalho and Neil Fleming Brown

Premiere date and venue
5 October 2017, Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK

The first in a series of four onsite public residencies, Catarina Carvalho and Neil Fleming Brown, dance artists from Studio Wayne McGregor, spent three days within Haroon Mirza’s exhibition at the Zabludowicz Collection. During this time, they used the space as a studio and the works as collaborators, exploring the crossover interest of long-term collaborators Haroon Mirza and Wayne McGregor. The new interaction produced in response to the installation was presented within, and as part of, For A Partnership Society.

The performance was presented in a loop with three repetitions at 7.15pm, 7.45pm and 8.15pm on Thursday 5 October 2017.

McGregor and Mirza have collaborated creatively on works performed in the UK and internationally. In 2015, McGregor conceived Alea Sands in conjunction with Mirza for the Paris Opera Ballet, in honour of the legendary French conductor and composer Pierre Boulez. Mirza created a captivating lighting system which interacted with Boulez's electronic score and the architecture of the Palais Garnier, with dance choreographed by McGregor. The following year, The Kettle’s Yard at the University of Cambridge commissioned a new dance and sound piece by McGregor and Mirza for the exhibition Into boundless space I leap. The piece, which explored the body, sound and space, was performed at the Maxwell Centre in 2016. Mirza’s piece Light Work xxv, 2017, on loan from Lisson Gallery, is currently installed at Studio Wayne McGregor, McGregor’s world class creative arts space at Here East on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

The Zabludowicz Collection launched a specially produced publication designed by Burgess & Beech in spring 2018, exploring the issues raised by the exhibition and the new works that were produced including the residency by Studio Wayne McGregor.

Images: David Bebber, the Zabludowicz Collection.