Overview, Images
Ivey Wawn. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Matthew Syres.

Solo Residency: Ivey Wawn

Ivey Wawn

2–19 Sep 2020

My practice revolves around the work that is necessary for each project that I embark on. It involves reading, speaking with friends and collaborators, moving in ways that are related to some of the ideas that I am concerned with at the time, and reading more, or writing, or drawing blueprints and maps to understand how the ideas are interrelated. It is inherently social, whether that is a sociality enacted between live bodies in physical space, or enacted with imagined bodies, or non-human bodies, or memories. It is a dance practice, and whilst sometimes not much dancing happens, it is always there as an intention, and sometimes, to me, that feels like what matters most.

For my residency I spent time doing different activities that felt appropriate for the space constraints and materials I had at home.

I would give myself a simple activity to follow, often involving the mirrors that I have collected for performances I have done. The activities involved tracing reflections of trees, or tracing the movements of clouds overhead, or moving my body to shift the sensation of warmth from reflected sunlight along different pathways on my body. I also spent time layering the documentation of some actions over other photos I had taken whilst walking through my neighbourhood.

Offsite, Residency
Overview

With the gallery spaces closed for a much of 2020, Blindside initiated a series of on- and off-site solo residency projects. Artists included Anna Dunnill, MJ Flamiano, Jessie Gall, Simone Nelson, Mira Oosterweghel, Amaara Raheem, Ella Sowinska, Ivey Wawn, Benjamin Woods, Elke Varga, Yusi Zang.

"For my residency I spent time doing different activities that felt appropriate for the space constraints and materials I had at home."

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