DOMINO brought together artists, arts professionals, and a diverse public audience for a four-week arts programme based at a former shoe factory in Norwich in Spring 2017 with the aim of strengthening, promoting and cultivating the local arts scene, while expanding links with other UK cities outside of London.
Through a sequence of programmes of this nature SAVORR’s intention is to launch a self-supporting network with other regional art scenes. The idea being that the programme is a catalyst to bring these networks together, visiting artists and commissioned artworks invite response from local artists and audiences, and that all these ideas filter down into new dialogues, collaborations, and propositions for collective change - a domino effect encouraging artistic exchange between cities.
(filmed and edited by Nathan Clarke)
Brian J Morrison and Emily Warner worked collaboratively to produce a series of objects which inhabit the first floor of the old shoe factory, St Mary’s Works. Brian and Emily share a mutual interest in the role of the body as a site for artistic production and whilst their methods of disseminating these ideas are vastly different, there are some inherent crossovers. It is at these crossover points where the work for Resist, Resist, Release. come into being; taught latex, manipulated clay and spray paint are conflated to create a series of works with the aim to mimic the actions required to produce them.
Interested in the point at which preparation or rehearsal, becomes “complete” the artists consider much of the work produced to be in-flux, some awaiting activation and others seemingly in a state of recovery. This theme continues with a durational audio piece playing in the stairwell, an 8-hour recording of their working processes in the first floor space.