Space, Body, Action - VISUAL

VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art &
The George Bernard Shaw Theatre

Space, Body, Action

An Interactive Study

03 Oct 2015 - 10 Jan 2016 |

Space, Body, Action is an interactive study that looks at ways in which the body reacts to the built environments that we are framed by, and how the proportions of the body inform built space. Visitors are invited to draw and map the movements of a figure as she balances within a fixed space. Her positions have been influenced by images of the human figure from popular culture, the history of art, architecture, drama and dance.

Made by VISUAL in collaboration with Dance Artist in Residence Emma Martin, photographer Kilian Waters and dancer Justine Cooper.

Associated events:

A Master Class in Life Drawing with Blaise Smith A.H.R.A.
Saturday 15 & Sunday 16th November 11am-4.30pm €100
A renowned draughtsman, Smith will show how to draw in proportion, methods of measuring, materials and techniques. Participants will draw a life model and dancer
Justine Cooper and learn ways in which to render and sketch the human form. All levels of ability welcome. See

Image courtesy the artists

Life Drawing Day for Secondary school Students
Monday 17th November, 10 am- 3.30pm, €5 per student 2 hour workshop, times to be arranged with schools.
Artist Blaise Smith leads this intensive class with live model for Senior Cycle students