Here nor There
May 1 2011,
14 00 – 15 00, Hawley Square
For a number of years a giant news ticker was displayed on the
For this performance of Here nor There, a set of performers will carry signs that together spell out words. They will roam around a crowded space, find a good spot to display, then fan out with their message. This message alternates between 'HERE IS BETTER' and 'THERE IS BETTER'. They are constantly pursued by a flag-bearer. The performers hold their message until the woman waves her black flag - this is their cue to fold up their signs and disperse back into the crowd. This work will play-out in the background of
Emma Leach works in performance, writing and installation. Her works have a strong focus on narrative, using play and observation to adapt an original story - often a news article. She has a particular interest in the by-products of large political or cultural events. Previous work includes hiring a wildlife photographer to capture her dressed as a cow, learning English tea ceremony on the London Underground, and training students to ape gallery assistants.
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