Laura Cooper’s practice considers personal and collective actions - often performative - that explore both ritual and sequence. Initially staging scenarios and events unannounced in public spaces, Cooper engages individuals and groups of performers or participants in simple but unusual activities. These events are then documented in various forms of video, sound, drawings, maps and scores. For Soft Revolutions Cooper presents a series of new and recent works, which have been reworked and reinterpreted for the gallery space at SIB. Layering documented performance, live performance and installation the artist has created a relational and ephemeral environment in which exchanges between two people or groups of people are translated from event to documentation and back to event again.
Divine Intervention, 2013 (installation view)
Spinning Ritual + performer (installation view)
Spinning Ritual, performance to camera, 2012
Divine Intervention, documented performance, 2013
Break, performance to camera, 2012
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