On Sunday 18th March Construction Gallery presented a series of works in development from six artists: Heather Jones, Cradeaux Alexander, Rachel Gomme, Joe Stevens, Allan Taylor and Eldi Dundee. The artists all work with performance – whether as the primary focus of their practice or alongside other forms. In the last few weeks they have spent time in the gallery working together, discussing and exploring the gallery as a performance space, leading to this ‘in-progress’ showing. Thank you to Natasha Vicars for curating this performance programme, to the wonderful performers, and to everyone who came along to enjoy the afternoon.
Cradeaux Alexander’s practice encompasses live performance, moving image, experimental theatre, acting,
writing and sculpture. He is currently taking an MA at Royal College of Art and previously trained at
Strasberg Institute in New York and Chelsea College of Art in London. www.cradeaux.com
Eldi Dundee’s current artistic concerns include inhabiting a female form, feminism/anti-feminism,
beauty, violence, carnality and transcendence. Her practice consists of painting, photography,
assemblage, performance, installation, writing, drawing and sculpture. www.eldidundee.com
Rachel Gomme works in performance and installation, focusing on time and process as experienced
in the body of both performer and viewer. She is interested in the immediate moment of performance,
and to what extent it is possible to create a shared space of experience between performer and viewer.
Heather Jones makes video and performance work and is concerned largely with cultural norms and
behaviour, looking at how these are manifest in specific spaces and how we experience them as
individuals and collectively. www.heatherjones.net
Joe Stevens is an artist who is concerned with the grid as a methodology for artistic production. He
uses the grid to provide structure to his life and art and to provide freedom from sensory overload.
Allan Taylor’s work ranges from one-to-one performances and performance lectures to durational
performance. Using themes of repetition and ridiculousness, he asks us to look again at concepts
that are perhaps taken for granted in the modern age, such as success, love and the Western ideal of
Curated by Natasha Vicars for Construction Gallery.