Richard_James_Hancock
Circle Jerk (Solo)
Digital video with stereo sound (18:49mins, looped)
2010

Circle Jerk (Solo) is a fragile and tense choreography that maps the artist’s arrangement and ‘release’ of 12 pearlised white latex balloons, each containing helium gas and traces of semen. The work creates a poetic and circular loop as the subject’s matter merges with the object’s desire; interior space coincides with exterior forces; and membranes collapse under the weight of their own failing boundaries.

Richard_James_Hancock is a visual artist and choreographer, currently based in Berlin. His practice is research-led and multi-disciplinary, spanning dance, video, photography, drawing, and text. Since 2001, he has collaborated with the artist Traci Kelly on the project hancock & kelly live, exploring questions of collaboration, identity, and inter-subjectivity. He has performed, exhibited, facilitated workshops, and lectured internationally in Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Norway, Portugal, the UK, and Vietnam.

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