Redux : Speakers : hancock & kelly

Between now and 8 December, we are introducing the speakers for the Redux symposium at Arnolfini. To book tickets for the symposium, click here.

hancock & kelly is the collaborative project of artists Richard Hancock and Traci Kelly. Since 2001, they have collaborated on an internationally acclaimed body of work spanning performance, choreography, video, photography, installation, and text; continually asked questions of where the limits of the body may be drawn, and separated from the knowledge and questions with which they are enmeshed. Issues of materiality, value, and embodied knowledge have been pivotal to the complex critical and aesthetic dialogues they undertake. Their practice moves fluidly between ‘live’ and ‘object-based’ work, and the resulting pieces have been a series of visceral and queer encounters, both moving and spectacular.

hancock & kelly have performed and exhibited at venues and event such as the National Review of Live Art, UK (2005, 2007, 2009), the Spill Festival of Performance, UK (2007), Performance Space, Australia (2007), Museu de Évora, Portugal (2009), and the Granary, Ireland (2007).

For Redux, they will give a presentation titled ‘Lone Duets’. They write:

Between 2005 and 2008, hancock & kelly collaborated on a series of 6 solo performances, titled *Lone Duets*.  The series functioned as both a challenge to their collaborative methodologies, and as an explicit invocation of the other as source material.  This presentation will focus on video documentation from the live performances, and a discussion of the role that each piece played in the creation of the subsequent works.

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