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flockOmania 2

Parkside Gallery Exhibitions and Events

Date and time
22 Feb - 01 Apr 2016 (9:00am - 7:00pm)

Parkside Gallery Exhibitions and Events

5 Cardigan Street Birmingham B4 7BD United Kingdom


Free Admission

Booking Information

No Booking Necessary

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About flockOmania

flockOmania is a solo exhibition and installation showcasing wearable sculpture which explores the relationship between Jewellery, Dance and Performance. It was created by Zoe Robertson in response to a collaborative relationship with dance artists Dr Natalie Garrett Brown and Amy Voris.

Their background in contemporary dance, movement improvisation and site based performance provided the catalyst for this body of work. The resulting jewellery is theatrically-sized to emphasise and explore themes relating to the scale and movement of the body.

The installation challenges the traditional conventions of jewellery display whereby the work hangs freely in the space rather than being contained by a glass cabinet. This creates an immersive environment which encourages performativity, audience interaction and response. Whereby the space is seen as a laboratory of making in which the dance artists improvise movement and the audience is invited to interact, to touch, to play, to wear, to explore, and to respond.

During the exhibition a series of durational dance interventions will take place leading to a grand finale. The exhibition will close with a collaborative improvised performance bringing together sound, light, photography and film artists. Working across art forms these artists will create an atmospheric, dynamic environment within which the dancers will explore the ever- changing relationships between object, body and space.

ABOUT Zoe Robertson - Artist Statement

Award winning jewellery artist Zoe Robertson designs and makes wearable sculpture for performance.  She is a practice based researcher at the School of Jewellery, BCU and is currently exploring Jewellery within a performative context where the relationship between the animated object, the body and space is investigated. The resulting jewellery is theatrical in scale and responds to kinaesthetic sensations in which the tactility, sensuality and physicality of the objects is important.

The interdisciplinary and collaborative nature of her works moves beyond Jewellery and into the fields of performance, sound, and dance. This open-minded approach to challenging the boundaries of jewellery coupled with an intuitive relationship with materials is the driving force and motivation behind her work. Design ideas arise by experimenting with a breadth of unconventional materials often industrial in nature and the combination of these processes continually serve to initiate a visual language which is capitalised upon to create her work.

Her studio ‘The Dual Works Ltd’ is based in the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, United Kingdom. Her work is exhibited within an international arena and images are published extensively, to see more visit the exhibitions and publications pages of her website.

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