The body in time and place

Through symbolic action Becky Bowley’s work evokes the relationship between the body and time through the medium of traditional making and the movement of the body within a place. Her interest lies in poetical dialogues between the memory and imagination of human feeling and experiences becoming an embodiment of dream, myth and the ineffable. Materials are composed as symbols of the elements that resonate with impermanence and hint at transformation - to move the body within time and space “To cross a territory, to walk, to open a path, to recognise a place, to comprehend symbolic values, to invent a geography”5.

Patience (Mirror)

Patience, as a virtue and reference to the solo card game evokes the sense of extended time and endurance. Set to an ethereal play of voiced and embodied emotion the twelve minute performance is a story of an intimate and brief encounter with beauty, death and reconciliation.
"Through the 'negative space' a void exists so that the 'ingredients can be seen in a moving way or dynamic way"4
Photographed by Tamsin Drury (Green Room Arts)