Throughout her residency Nicola Carter will be researching and developing her work ‘Peer Pleasure’, a series of intimate performances and installations utilising dance, film written and spoken text with the use of mirrors to facilitate conceptual and aesthetic expression, choreography and audience spectatorship.
The project will explore how our personal narratives are constructed and their relationship to the public persona and identity. How free are the choices we make about our lives? How are public and private identities interconnected? How do governments, organisations and corporations in power exploit our need for emotional and psychological fulfilment and pleasure? Do we brand ourselves to hide our pain? Is our brand our identity? How do we view ourselves and how do we view others? How do we circumnavigate our way out of a life mapped out for us?
Nicola would like to invite women and non – binary people aged 18 years and over to join her in a creative workshop. Participants will use dance/creative movement tasks and personal objects as props to explore their past and present narrative in relation to public/private identity: emphasis will be on participants finding their own movement vocabulary for creative expression. Where appropriate mirrors will be used as devices to facilitate interrogation of identity, choreography, aesthetics, gaze and audience spectatorship.
Suitable for women and non – binary people aged 18 years and over.