How we handle Things

Mark Bleakley

12—4.30pm, Sunday 14 April

12—3pm: Performance installation
3.30—4.30pm: Discussion with guest artists Robbie Synge and Florence Peake

A private presentation will occur on 13 April. 1—4pm. This is by booking only due to limited capacity and video documentation. To enquire please email with the subject line ‘HWHTS appointment’.

Rhubaba will host a sharing of a new work in development by artist and choreographer Mark Bleakley.

How we handle Things is a performance exploring the shifting relationships we build and share with bodies, objects, memories and touch in contemporary life. Over the course of three hours, the three performers will build a landscape of flesh and plastic that is simultaneously revered and disposed of. This performance opens up questions around the inter-relations between objects and our bodies, value structures and how memory is displaced into Things. The performance will run in cycles and the audience will be invited at points to explore the space and engage in the forming of the sculptures.

Performers: Lucy Suggate, Katie Miller, Mark Bleakley.

After the performance, there will be an informal discussion with guest artists Robbie Synge and Florence Peake. This conversation will explore each artists’ relationship with sculptural practices and the performing body.

This presentation is the culmination of a funded research project by the Creative Scotland Open Project fund.