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Sam Williams: Film and Performance Weekend

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Siobhan Davies Studios

85 Saint George's Road

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SE1 6ER

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the actual structure is the material / Latent Commons / A Fruiting Body


Visual artist and filmmaker Sam Williams is taking over the Siobhan Davies Studios with his latest video installation, durational performance, films and the written word. The weekend’s events will reflect on the choreographic potential of geographical thinking.

the actual structure is the material is a two-channel, cyclical video installation that acts as a personal and conceptual re-tracing of the relationship between body, site and choreographic archive and is a response to the passing of Rosemary Butcher MBE. Butcher, celebrated for her radical choreographic practice, was his friend, mentor and collaborator.

Latent Commons is the umbrella title of a new live performance and moving image research project Williams initiated at the start of 2019. Informed by the language and systems of archaeological excavations, compost, fungus and non-human relationships, it explores the possibilities of survival and connection in this time of political and environmental precarity.

Falling under this research project, A Fruiting Body uses movement, text and image to explore unisexual reproduction and cloning seen in the behaviour of certain types of fungus.

Sam Williams studied at the Royal College of Art and has shown his work nationally and internationally.

the actual structure is material was made with support from the inaugural Stuart Croft Foundation Education Award. Latent Commons is research supported by Arts Council Developing Your Creative Practice grant. The performance and film weekend has been made possible with additional support from The Elephant Trust.

the actual structure is the material (film)

Friday 6 Sept: 6.30pm - 9.30pm (on loop)

Sat 7 and Sun 8 Sept: 11am - 5pm (on loop)

Latent Commons (durational performance sharing)

Fri 6 Sept: 6.30pm - 8:30pm

Sat 7 Sept: 11am - 1pm & 3pm - 5pm

A Fruiting Body (durational performance sharing)

Sun 8 Sept: 11am-1pm & 3pm-5pm

The film is playing in our Roof Studio all weekend. You are invited to visit at any time between the hours listed above. There is also the opportunity to see some durational performance work, where you can enter and leave the space as you wish, also at the times specified above.

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