along the rims (2020)
Nicole Bachmann’s video ‘along the rims’ (HD Single Channel Video) presents three performers outdoor in the natural landscape of Hackney Marshes, in London. Based around collaboration, exchange and the proximity of bodies, the performers’ move and speak together and individually. A fourth presence of the artist behind the camera is also felt within the ensemble. The speech shifts from understood language to utterings.
Bachmann considers Donna Haraway’s term “tentacular thinking”, which applies to the networks and exchanges we create, and how alliances are formed in unexpected ways because of this. By taking the work outside the white cube, she encourages the viewer to reflect on this notion through human’s kinship with animals, evolution, and ecology.
With Nandi Bhebhe, Patricia Langa and Cian McConn
Duration 25 mins