MULL IT OVER is a series of three performed actions in the gallery space, highlighting typical physical relationships to gallery spaces and to artworks. Manipulating the unspoken rules of the gallery allows the almost ritualistic qualities of communal viewing environments to be deconstructed. The work is often ironic and playful, lingering on the boundaries of the performative spectacle and everyday action. LEGROOM will move through the 3 sections of the work at moments also joined by members of the always shifting LEGROOM_COMPANY.
MULL IT OVER WITH YOU uses narration in a spoken word intervention. The gallery is intended for cultural discussion but often we are discussing – our day, what we are doing later, what does that piece remind us of? This action transforms the gallery visitor into a verbal and physical subject in small pockets around the gallery.
MULL IT OVER WITH THEM is a collective movement with members of LEGROOM_COMPANY exploring the private and collective act of viewing and ‘considering’. LEGROOM create comparisons with everyday occurrences of collective looking and question the role of the viewer as appreciator, instigator and conflicting party.
Featuring Greta Eacott, Martin Fergie, Etta Fusi, Amy Gavin, Josie Hepplewhite, Michael Holland, Kelly Jayne Jones, Matt Girling, Olivia Glasser, Sophie Lee, Chloé Loric, Tilda O’Grady, Charlotte Simmons, Scout Stuart, Emily Tilzey, Constance Witham.
MULL IT OVER FOR A BIT is a series of duets between body and artwork exploring physical viewing positions, it questions the homogenous behaviors in exhibition spaces.
With thanks to the Whitworth Art Gallery, Vicky Clarke and Helen Newman from Whitworth Young Contemporaries, Nicholas James from Castlefield Gallery (New Art Spaces: Chorlton scheme), Michael Holland (publication design) and Lisa Lorenz from Team Trident Press (printing), Sophie Broadgate from The Rainy Day Video (documentation), and all the performance participants.