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4 Days - January

Four consecutive days of live presentation from Bodies in Flight, Edwin Burdis, Emma Smith, Heather Phillipson, Laure Prouvost, Mette Edvardsen, Mikhail Karikis, Nils Bech, Philipp Gehmacher, Sarah Vanhee, Sharon Gal, Project Boondock and Georgia Sagri.

4 Days is a quarterly programme of performance, activating Arnolfini spaces for visitors to experience multiple live propositions during a single visit. Starting in January with a broad mix of works informed by disciplines such as physics, choreography, gymnastics, theatre, sculpture and choral composition, 4 Days offers meeting points between performers and spectators and a shared opportunity to gauge the transformative potential of live and performance art. Installation and rehearsal will be visible and integral throughout.

A loose theme to the first edition will be ‘coming together' via durational works such as Georgia Sagri's Owen and Emma Smith's ΔE=W (Change in Energy = the Work), or for shorter shared experiences, offering engagement for visitors of all ages and backgrounds. Expanding on notions of interaction the event features the opportunity to perform in collaborative projects led by Sharon Gal and forums for artists and visitors alike to exchange their experiences of performance hosted by Project Boondock.

Elsewhere solo performances by artists such as Laure Prouvost, Mette Edvardsen, Mikhail Karikis, Sarah Vanhee and Philip Gehmacher explore actions for smaller audience groups presented alongside Bodies in Flight's Gymnast, a new work for choir and gymnasts proposing athletes as interface linking human and superhuman.

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Heather Phillipson - PRESSURIZATION

Heather Phillipson - PRESSURIZATION

Thursday 17 January 2013, 17:30 to 17:40
Launching 4 Days, Heather Phillipson presents the latest episode of her 'talking pictures' - intercuts of video, sound and live voice.
Philipp Gehmacher - walk & talk 13

Philipp Gehmacher - walk & talk 13

Thursday 17 January 2013 to Saturday 19 January 2013, 18:00
In 2008 Vienna based Philipp Gehmacher developed a new form of lecture-performance, the ‘walk+talk', in which choreographers talk about movement while moving.
Nils Bech - Look Inside with Eirik Sæther

Nils Bech - Look Inside with Eirik Sæther

Thursday 17 January 2013, 18:30 to 19:15
Look Inside with Eirik SætherNils Bech opens 4 Days with a performance concert in gallery one featuring songs from sophomore album ‘Look Inside’.
Georgia Sagri - Owen

Georgia Sagri - Owen

Friday 18 January 2013 to Sunday 20 January 2013, 10:00 to 17:00
Moved by Gertrude Stein's idea that an acting subject is but one of many factors on the landscape of an event, Georgia Sagri’s ‘Owen’ perceives viewer and performer to be actor and spectacle at ...
Emma Smith - ΔE=W

Emma Smith - ΔE=W

Friday 18 January 2013 to Saturday 19 January 2013, 10:00 to 16:00
Developed in collaboration with scientists, sonic architects, tai chi and tantra masters ΔE=W invites participation toward the energetic relation of people, practice and space with practical ...
Sharon Gal - Gals with Guitars

Sharon Gal - Gals with Guitars

Friday 18 January 2013, 17:30 to 18:00
A collaborative group composition for electric guitar that culminates in a performance, inviting participation from female players of any playing ability exploring sound making with traditional and ...
Bodies in Flight with Jen Bell and Tony Judge - Gymnast

Bodies in Flight with Jen Bell and Tony Judge - Gymnast

Friday 18 January 2013, 18:30 to 19:00 Gallery 3
Bodies in Flight (Simon Jones and Sara Giddens) present their 17th performance project to close Friday's 4 Days activities. Featuring the 15-person Night Bus Choir, live gymnasts and original music ...
Mikhail Karikis - The Highflyer

Mikhail Karikis - The Highflyer

Saturday 19 January 2013, 10:00 to 17:00
On the afternoon of Saturday 19th January 4 Days presents performance as ‘Works in Progress’. Mikhail Karikis was one of the artists involved.
Project Boondock - You are Here

Project Boondock - You are Here

Saturday 19 January 2013 to Sunday 20 January 2013, 11:00 to 16:00
A forum for 4 Days visitors and artists to commune together on the subjects of performance, audience, meaning, making and action – all welcome.
Sarah Vanhee - 1-4

Sarah Vanhee - 1-4

Saturday 19 January 2013 to Sunday 20 January 2013, 12:00 to 14:45
Across four performances Vanhee will speak ahead of one’s thoughts to demonstrate the extent to which language is part social product, part inherited in terms of rhythm and tone.
Laure Prouvost - Vegetables / Charlie / Grandad

Laure Prouvost - Vegetables / Charlie / Grandad

Saturday 19 January 2013, 12:45 to 15:30
On the afternoon of Saturday 19th January 4 Days presents performance as ‘Works in Progress’. Laure Prouvost was one of the artists involved.
Edwin Burdis – Home

Edwin Burdis – Home

Saturday 19 January 2013, 15:45 to 16:05
On the afternoon of Saturday 19th January 4 Days presents performance as ‘Works in Progress’. Edwin Burdis was one of the artists involved.
Mette Edvardsen - Black

Mette Edvardsen - Black

Saturday 19 January 2013, 16:30 to 18:00
Black. The space is empty.
Sharon Gal - l’espirit d’escalier

Sharon Gal - l’espirit d’escalier

Sunday 20 January 2013, 12:30 to 13:00
What is a memory of a place? Is there a spirit hidden in its architecture, in its history? Can we trace it and call upon it to manifest?