08 Feb 2011

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ARTSPACE   Jim Allen Contact

ARTSPACEJimAllenPR_web5 March - 21 April

In a seductive and visceral experience we see live dancers interact with technology; physical space merge with bodily interaction, paint splattering on performers and capes used to undress and re-dress.

ARTSPACE is pleased to present Jim Allen’s Contact as part of the Auckland Festival 2011. Allen is recognised as an influential artist and educator, introducing the New Zealand art scene to post-object practices through his reconfiguration of space, movement and performance.
Allen is known for his daring performance pieces initially exhibited in the 1970’s. For the Artspace performance series, local dancers will reperform the pieces over three Saturdays.

Allen’s restaging of Contact coincides with Auckland Festival’s White Night, a local adaptation of the popular French Nuit Blanche which sees the city turn into a bustling outdoor gallery.White Night is an exciting evening event where museums, public and private galleries will be open until midnight with unique programmes of performances, music and other art events. For this special one night only occasion a free bus will connect the key arts precincts.


Image credit: Jim Allen, Contact Part 3 Body Articulation / Imprint, 1974 (Restaged at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery 2010). Courtesy of the artist and Michael Lett. Photo by Bryan James.

For more information please contact Annie Bradley on +64 9 3034965 or email media@artspace.org.nz