The Freud Museum

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17 October 2013 - 18 October 2013
8pm - SOLD OUT

Dyad: Alice Tatge and Therese Steele

Live art performance

Dyad is a work on duality observed from the perspective of two women representing diametrically opposed female experiences: an investigation into the elasticity of boundaries, the overlapping of identities and the seeming impossibility of operating in both domains.

Developed during a residency in Istanbul coinciding with the city’s ongoing large-scale social unrest, the work examines micro/macro struggles on sexuality, violence and power.

The external conflict becomes internal when the inevitable and unavoidable question arises of where an individual should place oneself within a collective movement. In this sense Dyad strives to become an active site for the manifestation of social and political activism as well as the physical domain for the production of the relation between subject and object, observer and observed, individual and collective.

Watch the performance trailer here

Therese Steele is a dramaturge, writer and performer. Her work deals with establishing a connection between that, which is political to that, which is deeply personal, informed by her experience of psychoanalysis. She lived for several years in China where she studied photography at The Beijing Film School. In the UK she studied politics and Chinese at SOAS followed by MA Performance Central Saint Martins. Her work has been exhibited at Gallery8, Cochrane Theatre, Camden People’s Theatre.

Alice Tatge is a choreographer, director and performer. Graduated from Trinity Laban London, her work locates itself in the field of live art/ installation and is also deeply rooted in her experience as an independent dance artist. Her most recent performances have revolved around her interest in the phenomenology of sense perception and the possibility of providing interactive/ close encounter experiences in which the viewer becomes an active protagonist of the performance itself. Her practice includes the use of film and video installation, which she considers as an extension of her choreographic and compositional practice. Her performance work has been exhibited at the Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, Barbican, The Wapping Project, Waterside Contemporary, Colchester Art Centre and ICA.

Soundscape: Wajid Yaseen & Alice Tatge

Dyad is part of a season of performances, talks, films and events accompanying the exhibition 'Mad, Bad and Sad: Women and the Mind Doctors', 10 October 2013 - 2 February 2014.

Supported by Arts Council England, Freud Museum London, Arts Admin London, The European Cultural Foundation, Salt Galata Istanbul, MauMau Istanbul & Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Istanbul, Kinkaleri SpazioK Italy.

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