The Sarjeant Gallery is delighted to host a performance by current artist-in-residence Zahra Killeen-Chance. An award winning choreographer and dancer, Killeen-Chance is in residence with her partner, photographer Solomon Mortimer. In 2020 while pregnant with their first child she created a solo performance called Nichework, which was an interrogation and exploration of the labyrinth of birth, pregnancy, and the movements created and performed during gestation. With a second baby on the way, Killeen-Chance revisits the piece, using her body, music, and the motions and nuances that these create in order to tell a story, unsettle our way of seeing things, and ultimately experience something with her whilst also being part of the ritual that is taking place.
In Nichework, the artist will be wearing a knitted costume created in collaboration with Amanda Smith and Rachelle Moore at the AUT Textile Design Lab. The sound score for the performance has been created specifically for Nichework by music artist Emi Pogoni and is evocative of the ebb and flow of water.
The performance will take place at Sarjeant on the Quay, Monday 15 November at 5.30pm for approx 30 mins. To comply with social distancing requirements this performance is limited to thirty five attendees. The event is free but tickets must be booked through the Gallery and there will be no door admissions.
Tickets can reserved online, by visiting the Sarjeant Shop or phoning 06-349 0506