20th September - 2nd November 2014
Nic Sandiland writes:
“Over the past 25 years I have been drawn to what the American choreographer, Yvonne Rainer termed pedestrian choreography; the everyday movement as material for choreographic presentation. In my work I am interested in engaging the everyday actions of the ‘viewer’ in a choreographic context often employing interactive technology to do this.
Trip Hazard at the m2 gallery represents a more traditional form of interaction. Having spent a number of years looking at continuous connections between the viewer and mediated movement, I decided to revisit the more commonplace interaction of discrete cause and effect; where a particular action in the physical world might trigger a pre-set event in a digital space.
Part one-liner gag, part public intervention, Trip Hazard aims to form a physical and immediate bridge between everyday inadvertent actions in public spaces and the potentially catastrophic consequences such actions could have.”
Nic Sandiland is a UK based artist whose work focuses on choreography through the areas of installation, performance and film. He originally trained as an electronics engineer before studying dance and performance in the late 80s.