My Body's an Exhibition
Wild Card: Christopher Matthews / formed view
Sadler's Wells, London • 25-26.Jun.21
Sadler's Wells was essentially turned inside out by London-based choreographer and artist Christopher Matthews, as visitors were taken on a journey through every corner of the venue, confronted by more than 20 works using video, sound, installation art and live performances. Matthews' cites Janet Jackson as inspiration (the title comes from her 2008 track Feedback). So the entire interactive experience plays on pop culture and the idea of cutting loose on a nightclub dance floor. It's a celebration of diversity, confronting lines we draw around gender, sexuality, ethnicity and style.
|My body's no.1|
|Dance Triptych (1/3)|
With this one-of-a-kind exhibition, Sadler's Wells is reinventing the way it can use its various spaces to explore deeper ideas about dance. And in allowing the audience to roam through the back hallways, dressing rooms and rehearsal studios, we also become more intimate with the venue and its history.