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Richard Layzell on Willow Patterns and Widening Participation

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START DATE 20 January 2015
START TIME 06:30pm

Grove Dance Theatre (G190), the Grove, Middlesex University, Hendon, London, NW4 4BT

END DATE 20 January 2015
END TIME 08:30pm

A ResCen Research Centre/Middlesex University performance seminar

A plate which belends willow patterns with a more common Western designIn this seminar conceptual performance artist Richard Layzell will reflect, with mixed modes of poetic, intellectual and performative means, on his relationship to China.

Orientalism and Chinoiserie will be explored in relation to a new piece of practice research called WP. The aspect of Willow Patterns draws on everyday Western assumptions about Asia, while the notion on Widening Participation brings educational experiences with various students into focus.

Richard Layzell (educated at Slade School of Fine Art) is a conceptual performance artist and a ResCen Research Associate Artist at Middlesex University. He is internationally recognised for his work in performance, video and installation and for pioneering a series of innovative residencies in industry, defining the role of the 'visionaire'.

The Manifestation, a major work for galleries, in collaboration with Tania Koswycz, is currently on tour. He is the author of The Artist's Directory, Enhanced Performance and Cream Pages.

The seminar will be introduced by Ola Johansson, Associate Professor of Contemporary Performance Practice at ResCen Research Centre, Middlesex University.

Attendance is free but please book by emailing and quoting booking reference number EHE846.

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