Gers works with direct lived experience in a local environment, making context specific performances and installations. She is interested in how the body is shaped by the physical and social environment – the social, cultural and political structures impacting on the body and behaviour – and how the prevailing environmental orders can be disrupted and re-imagined by generating a space for encounter and experience. Recurring elements in her work include testing ideas of circulation (of bodies, thoughts, sounds, breath, signals), collaboration and cooperation, feedback loops and exchanges in the relationship between performer and audience.
Drawing is an everyday way of thinking in Miller’s practice, functioning both as independent works and storyboards for other mediums. This exhibition combines drawings rendered in steel and slides, alongside printed and moving image works that deal with acting techniques and screen history. The space sets a scene through framing, cutting, reading, looking and embodying on behalf of an employer. The title A Distracting Movement is Never in a Straight Line was taught by a pickpocket, but applies equally to the works on show.
The work of Quenton Miller looks at the relations between thought, form and format. His projects misuse narrative making tools from art fields and non-art fields, looking at language manipulation and the way narratives are able to create or erode political realities.
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