Dream Cellscapes exhibition and performances
Alice Weber recently completed her two-week Research Residency at Critical Path, researching her ongoing project Dream Cellscapes. The residency then led into a three-week solo exhibition of the same name at Cement Fondu, currently open to the public until 2nd of May, as part of the ‘Textbook for Desire’ program.
Dream Cellscapes is a choreographic practice that plays out in a spreadsheet and IRL. Performed by collaborators Ella Watson-Heath, Juliet Saito and Wendy Yu, with sound by Megan Alice Clune, the work was shared at the opening of her exhibition at Cement Fondu on 17th of April.
The exhibition develops the work into video and installation format, as well as live performances. A durational version of Dream Cellscapes will be performed at Cement Fondu on Saturday 1st May, 11am to 5pm (free and drop-in).
Alice Weber’s research takes shared digital spaces as the choreographic field. This work addresses the curation as a digital and online choreographic work-space; specifically the creation and embodiment of shared digital spaces.
Alice’s research extends her embodied practice and deepen the existing questions that drive her practice. Essentially these are questions of desire: How does desire flow through, and overflow, sites of coding or containment?
“I work from the perspective that any encounter with the body is charged with desire and this becomes intelligible through specific codes.”
The research also raises questions of spectatorship: How do viewers engage with this practice? What is the specific performative conditions of being watched that makes this practice either compelling and or alienating? Who is it for?
Image credits: Image 1 by Alice Weber, images 2&3 by Alia Ardon, images 4,5&6 by Four Minutes to Midnight.