Dance artist and choreographer Fernanda Muñoz-Newsome collaborates with electronic music producer Shelley Parker and dancer Jamila Johnson-Small to create a cross-disciplinary performance in the galleries.
Let the Body explores the spaces in-between feeling and action, the liminal states of the body in transformation. Fernanda Muñoz-Newsome takes inspiration from Yto Barrada’s photographic series Sleepers, whilst working closely with Shelley Parker, who is creating a new sound score using a palette of recorded audio, taken of Fernanda Muñoz-Newsome and Jamila Johnson-Small moving in a now displaced space.
Fernanda Muñoz-Newsome is a London-based dance artist and choreographer. Performing and creating across the UK and Europe, she regularly works with visual artists, composers and pop/punk bands in live performance and video works. Recently, she collaborated with Helm at South London Gallery, Savages and A Dead Forest Index in Station to Station at Barbican. She has performed pivotal works by Yvonne Rainer and Simone Forti at Hayward Gallery were she also worked with Xavier Le Roy and Marten Spangberg. She co-founded the cross- disciplinary performance night London Topophobia, regularly showing new works of her own and other artists.
Bass frequencies and found sounds are recurring themes within Shelley Parker’s performance, installation and music production. As well as releasing the Power Station EP and Spurn Point on her own label Structure, her solo work and remixes have been released on various labels including Entr’acte, Opal Tapes and Comfortzone. She has contributed to the Wire Magazine’s Below the Radar series and her track Spectral appears on Boomkat’s 14tracks. Her music production has received wide support from artists such as Nic Bullen, Richard Norris, The Black Dog and Ancient Methods.
Shelley performs her music and DJ sets for events such as Flussi Festival, Sound of Stockholm, Borealis Festival, Centre for Contemporary Art (Warsaw), Test Department’s Total State Machine and Tate Britain. In March 2015 she produced a live performance at the Whitechapel Gallery compiled from a selection of spoken word pieces by the writer-in-residence Caroline Bergvall. In addition to her music and live performances, she has constructed a number of sound installations for the V & A, John Cage retrospective (De la Warr Pavilion), Cornelius Cardew festival and The Auricle New Zealand.
Jamila Johnson-Small works solo as Last Yearz Interesting Negro and as part of the collaborations immigrants and animals, Project O and The Rebel Man Standard. She is based in London and makes and performs dance and choreographic work for the stage, screen and page. She also curates various performance events. She is currently working on the solo i ride in colour and soft focus, no longer anywhere
This performance is part of the Art from Elsewhere Programme.