Performed by Megan Rooney & Andrew Graham at Tramway, 7 December, 7.30pm. Choreography by Andrew Graham. Film by Megan Rooney. Costumes by Megan Rooney Sound by Paolo Thorsen-Nagel. Lighting by Paul Sorley & Tramway
Others got wings for flying is a new performance by Megan Rooney, part of a year-long commission with MAP that includes MOMMA! MOMMA! a solo exhibition mounted in partnership with Tramway.
Translating and transforming elements from her show, Rooney invites the viewer into a dream-like world where choreographed movement, spoken word and sound intertwine bodies in an imagined dream-like narrative.
Megan Rooney is a Canadian artist based in London. Recent exhibitions include: (X) A Fantasy, David Roberts Art Foundation, London (2017); Sun Up Moon Down, Freymond-Guth Fine Arts, Basel, (2017); Animals on the bed, Seventeen, London (2016); Piggy Piggy, Croy Nielson, Berlin (2016). Recent performances include: f on your tongue, Project 1049 commissioned by LUMA; Last Days, Last Days. Last Days, commissioned by the Serpentine Galleries, London and O Labor, Sister Continent, David Roberts Art Foundation Frieze Performance Program 2014.
Andrew Graham is a Franco-British dance artist and an inclusive dance teacher. Based in London, he works nationally and internationally. Graham has collaborated and performed with a number of artists including Xavier Leroy, Marten Spangberg, Simone Forti, Mike Kelley, Jan Fabre/Troubleyn Masterclass, Josiah McElheny and Tino Seghal. He has performed pieces by Trisha Brown, Emanuel Gat, Hetain Patel, Thomas Hauert and Jerome Bel. Graham currently performs with H2dance.
Paolo Thorsen-Nagel is a German-American musician and artist. Recent projects include: Interiors II (Athens), documenta 14 (2017); Interiors Mavra, Berlin; Measures Taylor Macklin, Zurich (2016); performance with Tobias Spichtig, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2015); (Untitled) Hannah Weinberger, with Jannik Giger, Kunsthaus Bregenz (2014); Words on Pictures–Puns and Punishment, for Avery Singer, Kunsthalle Zurich (2014). He was Sound and Music Advisor for documenta 14, as well as the curator of Listening Space, Athens.
The performance is commissioned by MAP and presented in partnership with Tramway. It is generously supported by Creative Scotland, MAP, Tramway, VanHuynh Company, Centre 151 London, Cove Park, Argyll and Canada Arts Council