Formations

how gestures make space

2016

Formations, a participatory project based on a circular walk around Peckham, exploiting strategies of repetition it explores drawing as a performative and temporal act. The project saw the participants covering a diverse range of the area, engaging in different activities through a system of rule-based instructions. The event took place over four weeks, facilitating participation and interaction with the local community.

Week 1 – Walking, drawing, looking & seeing

Week 2 – Walking conversations

Week 3 – Observation, repetition, enactment

Week 4 – Walking lines

Chain walking, the final performance saw the participants tied together with resistance bands walking along an agreed route. Negotiating inter-relational dynamics and surroundings, individual journeys shift and adapt to the group dynamics.

Open 16 – How gestures make space