Report to an Academy / Sticky Encounter: discussion with Saoirse Wall at The Showroom

April 2016
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The Showroom

63 Penfold Street, London, NW8 8PQ

A screening of recent works by Sarah Browne and Saoirse Wall, followed by a discussion between the two artists on the works' shared affinities. Sarah Browne will discuss her new film Report to an Academy (drawing from the Kafka story of the same title), exploring the physical sensations and impacts of speech in search of new forms of articulacy and agility, whilst Saoirse Wall's video Sticky Encounter proposes a reaction to the pain of not being believed in a doctor-patient encounter.

This event is part of Manual Labours: The Complaining Body, a curated week-long programme of new commissions by artist Sarah Browne, choreographer Hamish MacPherson and writer Ivor Southwood presented by Manual Labours and The Showroom.

Manual Labours: The Complaining Body is the second stage of the practice based research project Manual Labours initiated by Sophie Hope and Jenny Richards exploring people’s physical relationships to work.

This project is developed in partnership with The Showroom, London; In Certain Places, Preston and Movement and Division of Labour, Worcester, and supported by Arts Council England’s Grants for the Arts, The Elephant Trust, The Birkbeck/Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund and Birkbeck University Widening Access.