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Thursday 25 January 2024

Nerve in the Bone Gillian Dyson


A meditative and uncanny performance where object and body communicate the real felt tensions of feminine aging. Working on a floor of broken crockery, Dyson's performance brings together slow Butoh dance movement with body-based performance art.

Gillian Dyson is an artist, academic and researcher based in Leeds UK. She makes live performance, video and visual art works that explore identity, site, and memory. Her work has been exhibited and performed in national and international festivals, galleries and theatres, most recently: Konsthallen, Gothenberg (Sweden), Baltic (Gateshead), The Tetley (Leeds) and the Whitworth.

Costume development: Phillipa Jackson

Sound composition: Eilon Morris

Development enabled with support from Arts Council England and Leeds Beckett University.

Content warning

Female nudity; loud and misophonia-related 'small' sounds.


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Presented as part the 2024 Future Flares Festival

Future Flares Festival