Saturdays Live: Megan Rooney, Last Days. Last Days. Last Days

Artist Megan Rooney creates an immersive, durational performance in the context of Duane Hanson's exhibition at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery.

Art Performance previously on at Serpentine Galleries in Greater London, United Kingdom.
From Saturday 11 July 2015 to Saturday 11 July 2015

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Published by anonymous on Tuesday 23 June 2015.
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Last days. Last Days. Last Days. is a new performance work devised for – and responding to – the context of American sculptor Duane Hanson’s exhibition at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery. Over the entire day, the artist and a number of performers create a space of spoken text, video imagery and choreographed movement. Last Days. Last Days. Last Days. maps a new geography of language and image upon the existing exhibition, juxtaposing beautifully banal landscapes shot in Florida near Hanson’s former studio to the works in the exhibition. Meanwhile, the artist reads an epic poem combining an array of language sources, both appropriated from media and originally composed in the gaps of its absence. Rooney’s work responds to Hanson’s hyperreal figures and the context of their production, exploring themes that range from the female voice to the reproduction of experience through narrative. It interrogates the instability of subjective points of view and bodies in the gallery space and beyond, pitching the uncanny physicality of the artworks against the encoded and distributed liveness of the performer’s body.