Emma Haugh: The Re-appropriation of Sensuality

Emma Haugh: The Re-appropriation of Sensuality

27th Nov 2014 - 30th Nov 2014

12-6pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Preview:
Thursday 27th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Performance at 7:00 pm

Event:
Saturday 29th November 2:00 pm
Emma in conversation with RGKSKSRG.

EMMA HAUGH
The Re-appropriation of Sensuality, Act 1: a score for six photographs

Curated by Marysia Wieckiewicz-Carroll

Thursday 27th November – Sunday 30th November 2014
Opening hours:
12-6pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Preview:
Thursday 27th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Performance at 7:00 pm

Event:
Saturday 29th November 2:00 pm
Emma in conversation with RGKSKSRG.

It starts with an invitation, a gentle, playful gesture asking to explore and connect, to inquire, to build body sculptures and wrestle with some thoughts and forces. It’s about pleasure and desire, pushing the boundaries of what we perceive as comfortable. Yet, it is not uncomfortable. It’s visual, it’s beyond constraints and moral hiccups.

This is the Dublin chapter of an on-going work ‘The Re-appropriation of sensuality’ developed by Emma Haugh in 2013 as part of her residency at the Joinery. It comprises of photographs, texts and collaboratively selected scripts, architectural body sculptures and inquisitive arrangements by Holly O’Brien and Aileen Murphy and a score produced by Faye Green.

Collaborators:
Marysia Wieckiewicz-Carroll, Holly O’Brien, Aileen Murphy, Faye Green and RGKSKSRG (Rachael Gilbourne & Kate Strain)

Biography:

Emma Haugh lives and works in Dublin and Berlin. In her work she applies a combination of visual arts and theatre practices, employing a questioning approach towards photographic documentation and representation. Performativity is explored as a technique of critical embodiment and activation based on engagement in specific social situations and communities where work becomes co-authored. Emma has been working with theatre and photography for fifteen years.

The Re-appropriation of Sensuality’, Act 1: A score for six photographs

The Re-appropriation of Sensuality by Emma Haugh is a continuous body of work investigating and re-formulating the relationships between cultures of desire and the politics of architecture, between body knowledge and space, imagination and representation. It began as part of the solo exhibition ‘this is not that place’ in Pallas Projects Studios, Dublin in 2013, and is informed by Haugh’s ongoing research into queer/feminist cultural discourses and practices and by her extensive work as a theatre practitioner specialising in Augusto Boal’s ‘Theatre of The Oppressed’.

Emma has engaged with individuals and groups from the fields of art, activism, theatre, architecture and cultural theory in a practice-based development of the work which at its simplest poses the question: ‘What would a space dedicated to the manifestation of female desire be like?’ Every encounter is preceded by an invitation to collaborate and a set of guidelines. Each participant becomes a dynamic collaborator actively shaping and contributing to the body of work. These on-going relations have produced an interconnected and generative system of reference, a living archive which this project sets out to translate into art forms for exhibition and public engagement. So far the accumulated research material has been presented through gestures – singular interventions or moments of public presence in Emma’s on-going collaboration with the travelling showroom and instant publishing house Scriptings, currently based in Berlin (www.scriptings.net).

Act 1: a score for six photograph is the first multidisciplinary presentation of the work process for The Re-appropriation of Sensuality, which incorporates images, a score written by artist Faye Green and performance. The six photographs pasted onto the gallery walls were developed by Haugh during a workshop, as part of her residency at The Joinery in July 2013. Their ephemeral aesthetic is a direct reflection of the ‘in-progress’ status of the work as well as a response to the experimentation ethos championed by the Joinery.

The gestures and acts, alongside the upcoming residency with Studio 468 are the catalysts and points of departure for a large-scale solo presentation at the NCAD gallery curated by RGKS KSRG (Rachael Gilbourne and Kate Strain) in autumn 2015.

Emma and Marysia would like to thank the Joinery, Faye Green, RGKSKSRG and Holly O’Brien and Aileen Murphy for their on-going support and help in the realisation of this project.

EMMA HAUGH _The Re-appropriation of Sensuality, Act 1: a score for six photographs_ Curated by Marysia Wieckiewicz-Carroll Thursday 27th November - Sunday 30th November 2014 Opening hours: 12-6pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Preview: Thursday 27th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm Performance at 7:00 pm Event: Saturday 29th November 2:00 pm Emma in conversation with RGKSKSRG. It starts with an invitation, a gentle, playful gesture asking to explore and connect, to inquire, to build body sculptures and wrestle with some thoughts and forces. It’s about pleasure and desire, pushing the boundaries of what we perceive as comfortable. Yet, it is not uncomfortable. It’s visual, it’s beyond constraints and moral hiccups. This is the Dublin chapter of an on-going work ‘The Re-appropriation of sensuality’ developed by Emma Haugh in 2013 as part of her residency at the Joinery. It comprises of photographs, texts and collaboratively selected scripts, architectural body sculptures and inquisitive arrangements by Holly O’Brien and Aileen Murphy and a score produced by Faye Green. Collaborators: Marysia Wieckiewicz-Carroll, Holly O’Brien, Aileen Murphy, Faye Green and RGKSKSRG (Rachael Gilbourne & Kate Strain) Biography: Emma Haugh lives and works in Dublin and Berlin. In her work she applies a combination of visual arts and theatre practices, employing a questioning approach towards photographic documentation and representation. Performativity is explored as a technique of critical embodiment and activation based on engagement in specific social situations and communities where work becomes co-authored. Emma has been working with theatre and photography for fifteen years. *The Re-appropriation of Sensuality’, Act 1: A score for six photographs* The Re-appropriation of Sensuality by Emma Haugh is a continuous body of work investigating and re-formulating the relationships between cultures of desire and the politics of architecture, between body knowledge and space, imagination and representation. It began as part of the solo exhibition ‘this is not that place’ in Pallas Projects Studios, Dublin in 2013, and is informed by Haugh's ongoing research into queer/feminist cultural discourses and practices and by her extensive work as a theatre practitioner specialising in Augusto Boal’s ‘Theatre of The Oppressed’. Emma has engaged with individuals and groups from the fields of art, activism, theatre, architecture and cultural theory in a practice-based development of the work which at its simplest poses the question: ‘What would a space dedicated to the manifestation of female desire be like?’ Every encounter is preceded by an invitation to collaborate and a set of guidelines. Each participant becomes a dynamic collaborator actively shaping and contributing to the body of work. These on-going relations have produced an interconnected and generative system of reference, a living archive which this project sets out to translate into art forms for exhibition and public engagement. So far the accumulated research material has been presented through gestures – singular interventions or moments of public presence in Emma’s on-going collaboration with the travelling showroom and instant publishing house Scriptings, currently based in Berlin (www.scriptings.net). Act 1: a score for six photograph is the first multidisciplinary presentation of the work process for The Re-appropriation of Sensuality, which incorporates images, a score written by artist Faye Green and performance. The six photographs pasted onto the gallery walls were developed by Haugh during a workshop, as part of her residency at The Joinery in July 2013. Their ephemeral aesthetic is a direct reflection of the ‘in-progress’ status of the work as well as a response to the experimentation ethos championed by the Joinery. The gestures and acts, alongside the upcoming residency with Studio 468 are the catalysts and points of departure for a large-scale solo presentation at the NCAD gallery curated by RGKS KSRG (Rachael Gilbourne and Kate Strain) in autumn 2015. Emma and Marysia would like to thank the Joinery, Faye Green, RGKSKSRG and Holly O’Brien and Aileen Murphy for their on-going support and help in the realisation of this project.EMMA HAUGH _The Re-appropriation of Sensuality, Act 1: a score for six photographs_ Curated by Marysia Wieckiewicz-Carroll Thursday 27th November - Sunday 30th November 2014 Opening hours: 12-6pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Preview: Thursday 27th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm Performance at 7:00 pm Event: Saturday 29th November 2:00 pm Emma in conversation with RGKSKSRG. It starts with an invitation, a gentle, playful gesture asking to explore and connect, to inquire, to build body sculptures and wrestle with some thoughts and forces. It’s about pleasure and desire, pushing the boundaries of what we perceive as comfortable. Yet, it is not uncomfortable. It’s visual, it’s beyond constraints and moral hiccups. This is the Dublin chapter of an on-going work ‘The Re-appropriation of sensuality’ developed by Emma Haugh in 2013 as part of her residency at the Joinery. It comprises of photographs, texts and collaboratively selected scripts, architectural body sculptures and inquisitive arrangements by Holly O’Brien and Aileen Murphy and a score produced by Faye Green. Collaborators: Marysia Wieckiewicz-Carroll, Holly O’Brien, Aileen Murphy, Faye Green and RGKSKSRG (Rachael Gilbourne & Kate Strain) Biography: Emma Haugh lives and works in Dublin and Berlin. In her work she applies a combination of visual arts and theatre practices, employing a questioning approach towards photographic documentation and representation. Performativity is explored as a technique of critical embodiment and activation based on engagement in specific social situations and communities where work becomes co-authored. Emma has been working with theatre and photography for fifteen years. *The Re-appropriation of Sensuality’, Act 1: A score for six photographs* The Re-appropriation of Sensuality by Emma Haugh is a continuous body of work investigating and re-formulating the relationships between cultures of desire and the politics of architecture, between body knowledge and space, imagination and representation. It began as part of the solo exhibition ‘this is not that place’ in Pallas Projects Studios, Dublin in 2013, and is informed by Haugh's ongoing research into queer/feminist cultural discourses and practices and by her extensive work as a theatre practitioner specialising in Augusto Boal’s ‘Theatre of The Oppressed’. Emma has engaged with individuals and groups from the fields of art, activism, theatre, architecture and cultural theory in a practice-based development of the work which at its simplest poses the question: ‘What would a space dedicated to the manifestation of female desire be like?’ Every encounter is preceded by an invitation to collaborate and a set of guidelines. Each participant becomes a dynamic collaborator actively shaping and contributing to the body of work. These on-going relations have produced an interconnected and generative system of reference, a living archive which this project sets out to translate into art forms for exhibition and public engagement. So far the accumulated research material has been presented through gestures – singular interventions or moments of public presence in Emma’s on-going collaboration with the travelling showroom and instant publishing house Scriptings, currently based in Berlin (www.scriptings.net). Act 1: a score for six photograph is the first multidisciplinary presentation of the work process for The Re-appropriation of Sensuality, which incorporates images, a score written by artist Faye Green and performance. The six photographs pasted onto the gallery walls were developed by Haugh during a workshop, as part of her residency at The Joinery in July 2013. Their ephemeral aesthetic is a direct reflection of the ‘in-progress’ status of the work as well as a response to the experimentation ethos championed by the Joinery. The gestures and acts, alongside the upcoming residency with Studio 468 are the catalysts and points of departure for a large-scale solo presentation at the NCAD gallery curated by RGKS KSRG (Rachael Gilbourne and Kate Strain) in autumn 2015. Emma and Marysia would like to thank the Joinery, Faye Green, RGKSKSRG and Holly O’Brien and Aileen Murphy for their on-going support and help in the realisation of this project.
EMMA HAUGH _The Re-appropriation of Sensuality, Act 1: a score for six photographs_ Curated by Marysia Wieckiewicz-Carroll Thursday 27th November - Sunday 30th November 2014 Opening hours: 12-6pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Preview: Thursday 27th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm Performance at 7:00 pm Event: Saturday 29th November 2:00 pm Emma in conversation with RGKSKSRG. It starts with an invitation, a gentle, playful gesture asking to explore and connect, to inquire, to build body sculptures and wrestle with some thoughts and forces. It’s about pleasure and desire, pushing the boundaries of what we perceive as comfortable. Yet, it is not uncomfortable. It’s visual, it’s beyond constraints and moral hiccups. This is the Dublin chapter of an on-going work ‘The Re-appropriation of sensuality’ developed by Emma Haugh in 2013 as part of her residency at the Joinery. It comprises of photographs, texts and collaboratively selected scripts, architectural body sculptures and inquisitive arrangements by Holly O’Brien and Aileen Murphy and a score produced by Faye Green. Collaborators: Marysia Wieckiewicz-Carroll, Holly O’Brien, Aileen Murphy, Faye Green and RGKSKSRG (Rachael Gilbourne & Kate Strain) Biography: Emma Haugh lives and works in Dublin and Berlin. In her work she applies a combination of visual arts and theatre practices, employing a questioning approach towards photographic documentation and representation. Performativity is explored as a technique of critical embodiment and activation based on engagement in specific social situations and communities where work becomes co-authored. Emma has been working with theatre and photography for fifteen years. *The Re-appropriation of Sensuality’, Act 1: A score for six photographs* The Re-appropriation of Sensuality by Emma Haugh is a continuous body of work investigating and re-formulating the relationships between cultures of desire and the politics of architecture, between body knowledge and space, imagination and representation. It began as part of the solo exhibition ‘this is not that place’ in Pallas Projects Studios, Dublin in 2013, and is informed by Haugh's ongoing research into queer/feminist cultural discourses and practices and by her extensive work as a theatre practitioner specialising in Augusto Boal’s ‘Theatre of The Oppressed’. Emma has engaged with individuals and groups from the fields of art, activism, theatre, architecture and cultural theory in a practice-based development of the work which at its simplest poses the question: ‘What would a space dedicated to the manifestation of female desire be like?’ Every encounter is preceded by an invitation to collaborate and a set of guidelines. Each participant becomes a dynamic collaborator actively shaping and contributing to the body of work. These on-going relations have produced an interconnected and generative system of reference, a living archive which this project sets out to translate into art forms for exhibition and public engagement. So far the accumulated research material has been presented through gestures – singular interventions or moments of public presence in Emma’s on-going collaboration with the travelling showroom and instant publishing house Scriptings, currently based in Berlin (www.scriptings.net). Act 1: a score for six photograph is the first multidisciplinary presentation of the work process for The Re-appropriation of Sensuality, which incorporates images, a score written by artist Faye Green and performance. The six photographs pasted onto the gallery walls were developed by Haugh during a workshop, as part of her residency at The Joinery in July 2013. Their ephemeral aesthetic is a direct reflection of the ‘in-progress’ status of the work as well as a response to the experimentation ethos championed by the Joinery. The gestures and acts, alongside the upcoming residency with Studio 468 are the catalysts and points of departure for a large-scale solo presentation at the NCAD gallery curated by RGKS KSRG (Rachael Gilbourne and Kate Strain) in autumn 2015. Emma and Marysia would like to thank the Joinery, Faye Green, RGKSKSRG and Holly O’Brien and Aileen Murphy for their on-going support and help in the realisation of this project.EMMA HAUGH _The Re-appropriation of Sensuality, Act 1: a score for six photographs_ Curated by Marysia Wieckiewicz-Carroll Thursday 27th November - Sunday 30th November 2014 Opening hours: 12-6pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Preview: Thursday 27th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm Performance at 7:00 pm Event: Saturday 29th November 2:00 pm Emma in conversation with RGKSKSRG. It starts with an invitation, a gentle, playful gesture asking to explore and connect, to inquire, to build body sculptures and wrestle with some thoughts and forces. It’s about pleasure and desire, pushing the boundaries of what we perceive as comfortable. Yet, it is not uncomfortable. It’s visual, it’s beyond constraints and moral hiccups. This is the Dublin chapter of an on-going work ‘The Re-appropriation of sensuality’ developed by Emma Haugh in 2013 as part of her residency at the Joinery. It comprises of photographs, texts and collaboratively selected scripts, architectural body sculptures and inquisitive arrangements by Holly O’Brien and Aileen Murphy and a score produced by Faye Green. Collaborators: Marysia Wieckiewicz-Carroll, Holly O’Brien, Aileen Murphy, Faye Green and RGKSKSRG (Rachael Gilbourne & Kate Strain) Biography: Emma Haugh lives and works in Dublin and Berlin. In her work she applies a combination of visual arts and theatre practices, employing a questioning approach towards photographic documentation and representation. Performativity is explored as a technique of critical embodiment and activation based on engagement in specific social situations and communities where work becomes co-authored. Emma has been working with theatre and photography for fifteen years. *The Re-appropriation of Sensuality’, Act 1: A score for six photographs* The Re-appropriation of Sensuality by Emma Haugh is a continuous body of work investigating and re-formulating the relationships between cultures of desire and the politics of architecture, between body knowledge and space, imagination and representation. It began as part of the solo exhibition ‘this is not that place’ in Pallas Projects Studios, Dublin in 2013, and is informed by Haugh's ongoing research into queer/feminist cultural discourses and practices and by her extensive work as a theatre practitioner specialising in Augusto Boal’s ‘Theatre of The Oppressed’. Emma has engaged with individuals and groups from the fields of art, activism, theatre, architecture and cultural theory in a practice-based development of the work which at its simplest poses the question: ‘What would a space dedicated to the manifestation of female desire be like?’ Every encounter is preceded by an invitation to collaborate and a set of guidelines. Each participant becomes a dynamic collaborator actively shaping and contributing to the body of work. These on-going relations have produced an interconnected and generative system of reference, a living archive which this project sets out to translate into art forms for exhibition and public engagement. So far the accumulated research material has been presented through gestures – singular interventions or moments of public presence in Emma’s on-going collaboration with the travelling showroom and instant publishing house Scriptings, currently based in Berlin (www.scriptings.net). Act 1: a score for six photograph is the first multidisciplinary presentation of the work process for The Re-appropriation of Sensuality, which incorporates images, a score written by artist Faye Green and performance. The six photographs pasted onto the gallery walls were developed by Haugh during a workshop, as part of her residency at The Joinery in July 2013. Their ephemeral aesthetic is a direct reflection of the ‘in-progress’ status of the work as well as a response to the experimentation ethos championed by the Joinery. The gestures and acts, alongside the upcoming residency with Studio 468 are the catalysts and points of departure for a large-scale solo presentation at the NCAD gallery curated by RGKS KSRG (Rachael Gilbourne and Kate Strain) in autumn 2015. Emma and Marysia would like to thank the Joinery, Faye Green, RGKSKSRG and Holly O’Brien and Aileen Murphy for their on-going support and help in the realisation of this project.EMMA HAUGH _The Re-appropriation of Sensuality, Act 1: a score for six photographs_ Curated by Marysia Wieckiewicz-Carroll Thursday 27th November - Sunday 30th November 2014 Opening hours: 12-6pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Preview: Thursday 27th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm Performance at 7:00 pm Event: Saturday 29th November 2:00 pm Emma in conversation with RGKSKSRG. It starts with an invitation, a gentle, playful gesture asking to explore and connect, to inquire, to build body sculptures and wrestle with some thoughts and forces. It’s about pleasure and desire, pushing the boundaries of what we perceive as comfortable. Yet, it is not uncomfortable. It’s visual, it’s beyond constraints and moral hiccups. This is the Dublin chapter of an on-going work ‘The Re-appropriation of sensuality’ developed by Emma Haugh in 2013 as part of her residency at the Joinery. It comprises of photographs, texts and collaboratively selected scripts, architectural body sculptures and inquisitive arrangements by Holly O’Brien and Aileen Murphy and a score produced by Faye Green. Collaborators: Marysia Wieckiewicz-Carroll, Holly O’Brien, Aileen Murphy, Faye Green and RGKSKSRG (Rachael Gilbourne & Kate Strain) Biography: Emma Haugh lives and works in Dublin and Berlin. In her work she applies a combination of visual arts and theatre practices, employing a questioning approach towards photographic documentation and representation. Performativity is explored as a technique of critical embodiment and activation based on engagement in specific social situations and communities where work becomes co-authored. Emma has been working with theatre and photography for fifteen years. *The Re-appropriation of Sensuality’, Act 1: A score for six photographs* The Re-appropriation of Sensuality by Emma Haugh is a continuous body of work investigating and re-formulating the relationships between cultures of desire and the politics of architecture, between body knowledge and space, imagination and representation. It began as part of the solo exhibition ‘this is not that place’ in Pallas Projects Studios, Dublin in 2013, and is informed by Haugh's ongoing research into queer/feminist cultural discourses and practices and by her extensive work as a theatre practitioner specialising in Augusto Boal’s ‘Theatre of The Oppressed’. Emma has engaged with individuals and groups from the fields of art, activism, theatre, architecture and cultural theory in a practice-based development of the work which at its simplest poses the question: ‘What would a space dedicated to the manifestation of female desire be like?’ Every encounter is preceded by an invitation to collaborate and a set of guidelines. Each participant becomes a dynamic collaborator actively shaping and contributing to the body of work. These on-going relations have produced an interconnected and generative system of reference, a living archive which this project sets out to translate into art forms for exhibition and public engagement. So far the accumulated research material has been presented through gestures – singular interventions or moments of public presence in Emma’s on-going collaboration with the travelling showroom and instant publishing house Scriptings, currently based in Berlin (www.scriptings.net). Act 1: a score for six photograph is the first multidisciplinary presentation of the work process for The Re-appropriation of Sensuality, which incorporates images, a score written by artist Faye Green and performance. The six photographs pasted onto the gallery walls were developed by Haugh during a workshop, as part of her residency at The Joinery in July 2013. Their ephemeral aesthetic is a direct reflection of the ‘in-progress’ status of the work as well as a response to the experimentation ethos championed by the Joinery. The gestures and acts, alongside the upcoming residency with Studio 468 are the catalysts and points of departure for a large-scale solo presentation at the NCAD gallery curated by RGKS KSRG (Rachael Gilbourne and Kate Strain) in autumn 2015. Emma and Marysia would like to thank the Joinery, Faye Green, RGKSKSRG and Holly O’Brien and Aileen Murphy for their on-going support and help in the realisation of this project.