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Sarah Bayliss – City screen LOOP

19:0021:00 h
Venue: LA PLACE
Basses de Sant Pere, 10B
08003 Barcelona
Opening
GB/Reground is the second work in an ongoing collaboration with performer Rachel Gay. It follows on from previous ideas exploring the collapse of meaning and perspective. The work is shot as performance to cameras and is exhibited split across two screens so that body, object, environment, video slip between the frames, the body performing across screens – blurring the boundaries between them. The use of perspective is very important to achieve this fluidity of elements within the performance and across media. Focussing on circling and repetition, the work makes specific use of colour, props, costume, narrative and lighting. Reground imagines total weightlessness and collapsing horizons – a body without a ground.
Sarah Bayliss uses performance to camera, objects, sound and documented moments that form visual and written experiments, studies and larger works. From these, Bayliss constructs layered installations and live events with varying degrees of interrelation between elements and multiple entry points into the work. Her practice explores relations between body, object and environment.
Sarah Bayliss b. 1982 graduated with a distinction from The Slade MA Fine art in 2012 where she was also the recipient of the Claire Winsten Award. Previous solo and group exhibitions include Unspoken We at W139 Amsterdam 2018, Hollow Tongues at Gasworks, London with artist group (play)ground-less 2017, The Dithering at SIB Gallery, London 2017. Sarah Bayliss lives and works in London.