FORGED (in the tender heat of your embrace)

Commissioned Unlimited Commissions: Emerging Artist Award 

in development: May 2021  - February 2022

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Image: FORGED (in the tender heat of your embrace) by Laura Fisher. Design by Zephyr Liddell. Photograph by Emily Nicholl

FORGED (in the tender heat of your embrace)

FORGED (in the tender heat of your embrace) is a durational performance installation for galleries and non-traditional performance spaces. In an intimate, choreographic collaboration between the artist’s body and sheets of copper metal, FORGED (in the tender heat of your embrace) explores processes of body heat generation and exchange during movement and rest.

Through cycles of moving and resting together, a physical collaboration develops in which a disabled body and metal support enable each other's movement; bending, heating, cooling, resting, and imprinting on one another over time. Through this process, sculptural forms gradually emerge, holding on their surface marks of the physical exchange which has occurred.

Drawing parallels between the material properties of the sheet metal and the artist’s body which experiences chronic pain, FORGED explores themes of dependency, intimacy, support and corrosion, as metal and body attempt to find a shared movement language in a delicate and precarious dance of give and take.

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Image by Emily Nicholl

FORGED (in the tender heat of your embrace) is a durational performance installation by Laura Fisher

Commissioned and supported by Unlimited, celebrating the work of disabled artists, with funding from Dave Toole OBE Bursary Fund and Creative Scotland.

Supported by Dance Base and The Work Room’s residency progamme.

 

Dramaturg Thulani Rachia

Movement Research Dr Sarah Hopfinger

Audio Describer Emma-Jane McHenry

Installation Design Laura Fisher & Zephyr Liddell

Costume and Textile Design Zephyr Liddell

Mentoring Kim Simpson

Producer Laura Fisher

For bookings and enquiries: please contact:  laurafisher_performance@outlook.com

Images: FORGED (in the tender heat of your embrace) by Laura Fisher. Design by Zephyr Liddell. Photographs by Emily Nicholl

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