Dylan Spencer-Davidson: No Fear
Screening: 1– 16 July
In a generic, institutional courtyard, a group of people have gathered to perform a dance. Against a backdrop of barbed wire, scrap wood and garden furniture, they whirl, twist and sway, their limbs gyrating in perfect synchronicity. In this, not entirely convincing, virtual world the parameters have been altered and the relationship between bodies and their subjects destabilized. The ceremony we witness oscillates between empowerment and phoniness perhaps a ritual, a protest, a performance or a self-help experience.
Performance 1 July, 7–7.30pm
For July’s Digbeth First Friday we are delighted to present a new performance by Dylan Spencer-Davidson. This multi-sensory, live event will fuse music, choreography and found texts, reformatting them into an open-source, self-help guide to contemporary survival.
Digbeth First Friday is a monthly event which sees Digbeth come alive with art, performance, music, screenings, streetfood and more. For full details check out www.digbethfirstfriday.com
Dylan Spencer-Davidson was born in Washington D.C, USA and lives and works in London. His work incorporates music, text, performance, online media and video. Recent and forthcoming exhibitions, performances and screenings include JETZTZEIT, Athens, GR (2016), Open Film 2016, Outpost, Norwich (2016), Recommended 4 errbody, Art Licks Weekend, London (2015), Ariel 2.0, Bold Tendencies, London (2015) and Kunstnacht Konstanz & Kreuzlingen, Kreuzlingen, CH (2014). He has been selected to take part in Syllabus II, an alternative learning programme developed by Eastside Projects in partnership with New Contemporaries, S1 Artspace, Spike Island, Studio Voltaire and Wysing Arts Centre.