Talks + Events
Saturday 15 July 2017 | 4pm + 5.30pm
Studio 6, TBG+S
Free admission. Book your ticket here and join the Facebook event.
One hand limp, fraught with paralysis. Your right eye surveils, while the left checks out. Your chakras teeter and you’re left uneven. In the present we are weak. We are wimps.
Imbalance reigns all around us. Our lopsided systems are out of kilter and on the verge of fascism. Confined to the right, controlled by logic, rationalism, analysis, and strategy is how we are forced to live. Until we make the decision to step to the right of our left hemispheres.
It is time to embody our beliefs and work it out.
Let us escape to now.
Rooting for Wimps is a participatory performance where the audience becomes witness to one woman’s ambition to achieve equilibrium between right and left. In an effort to channel her right hemisphere, a rigorous routine of left-bodied gestures is performed for the audience. Her ethos, “the personal is political” becomes a fitness showcase with the audience rooting from the courtside.
Sara French is a Canadian multidisciplinary artist born right-handed with a desire to be south pawed. Since embarking on her master degree at Emily Carr University until now she has remained devoted to achieving this desire. French recently moved to Dublin where she has presented two solo exhibitions, The Pinch at Pallas Projects, and A Spine Among the Stacks, at Dolphin’s Barn Library. French and Joan Somers Donnelly host Will Hurry, a performance cabaret held in the artist’s flat.
Rooting for Wimps takes place as part of Temple Bar Gallery + Studio’s Studio 6 Open programme and is curated by Roisin Bohan with support from Dublin City Council.