Words Are Not Enough Installation Video 2 is the second of four videos projected as part of the WORDS ARE NOT ENOUGH dance / visual art/ video performance installation, created as part of a Turvey World artists’ residency in Room 700, Leeds Central Library, UK during April 2016
Four Artists for four weeks inhabited the Leeds Library Art Gallery and transformed the space by weaving a texture of dance, video and visual art into the fabric of the room
Gerry Turvey: Dance Artist
Rachael O’Neill: Dance Artist
June Gersten Roberts: Video Artist
Roger Bygott: Visual Artist
The ideas for this project emerged directly from the artists’ responses to the library and the contents housed in the library. Four dance videos were filmed among the historic book collections and on the ornate tiled stairways of this magnificent library building and were then projected throughout the installation, embedding the dancers embodied responses and the opulent Victorian library architecture into the white box gallery space.
For more info and documentation please see wordsarenotenoughleeds.wordpress.com
The artists would like to thank all the staff at Leeds Central Library, especially Hannah Farley (Community Wellbeing Officer) and Chris Tweedly (Facilities Management) for being so patient, supportive and responsive to our eccentricities and demands. By nature artists can be chaotic and unpredictable; libraries by nature tend to be ordered and systematic. We have appreciated the chance to play and create new work out ot those fascinating tensions.
Thanks to Arts Council England and Leeds City Council for funding this Project.
Text adapted from Roger Bygott