Jerwood Staging Series 2022: Ashanti Harris – You are stood on a harbour looking out into the dark water…

11 Nov 2022


Jerwood Space, 171 Union Street , London, SE1 0LN

For this Jerwood Staging Series 2022 event, commissioned artist Ashanti Harris will be joined by Titana Muthui to lead an interactive performance workshop which encourages participants to explore and redefine personal relationships to the body and the environments it moves through.

Shifting between collaged narratives centred in Black histories, descriptions of real and imagined spaces, movement provocations and guided body awareness exercises, the performance workshop invites the audience to consider the many layers of narratives which intersect and overlap with their own experiences and to MOVE with them.

This event is free to attend, book now.


About Ashanti Harris

Ashanti Harris is a multi-disciplinary artist and researcher based in Glasgow. Working with dance, performance, facilitation, film, installation and writing, Ashanti’s work disrupts historical narratives and reimagines them from a Caribbean diasporic perspective. Recent commissions and exhibitions include: An Archive: The Rehearsal, Edinburgh Art Festival, Edinburgh (2022); Dancing a Peripheral Quadrille, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, Edinburgh (2022); The Ignorant Art School: Sit-in #2, Cooper Gallery, Dundee (2021/22); An Exercise in Exorcism, GoMA, Glasgow (2021); Opening Night, Timehri Film Festival, Georgetown (2021); JUMBIES, Glasgow International, Glasgow (2021); This Woman’s Work, Third Horizon Film Festival, Miami (2021); and Miraculous Noise, Viborg Kunsthal, Viborg (2021).



This interactive performance will last approximately 60 minutes.

This performance workshop is participatory and will include short moments of movement including walking, standing and sitting on the floor.

Chairs and cushions will be available at the side of the room for anyone who requires them.

All invited movement is optional and there is no expectation on the audience to “perform”.

Come as you are and do whatever you feel comfortable to do.



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