27 February 2024
Performance by Mandy El-Sayegh: Talisman
Part of Alserkal Art Week
Live performance co-created with movement artist Chelsea Gordon, with sound by Sami El-Enany.
Starts 8:30 pm
Ends 9:00 pm
Venue Lawrie Shabibi
London-based artist Mandy El-Sayegh presents the new performance work Talisman as part of her solo exhibition A rose is a rose is a rose is a rose curated by Sara Raza. The performance, which is co-created with movement artist Chelsea Gordon, with sound by Sami El-Enany, draws on a range of sources, including diverse forms of prayer rituals which encompass repetition of chants and motion, and engender trance-like states. Exploring new possibilities for presenting sound and performance, this multi-layered work, like El-Sayegh’s paintings, is infused with complex data and entanglements, capturing various emotions and responses through its layering of audio, movement and kaleidoscopic projections.
For El-Sayegh, movement has become a means by which the living body is incorporated into her artistic practice. She has worked with collaborative performance for several years, often by interacting with exhibition installations, sound and projections.
Location: Lawrie Shabibi
Image Credit: Mandy El-Sayegh, Induced States, 2022, UTA Artist Space, Los Angeles. Performers: Alethia Antonia, Mandy El-Sayegh, Sierra Herrera and Leo Hishikawa. Photo: Josh S. Rose. Courtesy the artist and UTA Artist Space, Los Angeles.