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A lab with Harold Offeh

Image: Selfie Choreography (2017-2020) by Harold Offeh⁠ Workshop presented for East Side Projects, 2020. Photo by Ashley Carr

Harold Offeh’s lab will explore how performance and re-enactment using the body and movement can activate and respond to cultural histories. Drawing on a range of practices from the visual arts, theatre and live art, Offeh will facilitate a space of self-study, where participants are invited to work with their own movement practice and define the subject and content they want to respond to.

Participants of all disciplines are invited to use their own sources and references: archives, collections, images, sounds etc as starting points. Over the three days they will explore and play, drawing on a number of activities and prompts and working individually and collectively. Games, improvisation and tableaux work will provide a way into thinking about process.

The lab will investigate the potential of the body as a research tool for posing provocations and gathering information and will culminate in an afternoon of sharing and reflective discussion.