London Agenda: Fold and Stretch @ SPACE

Saturday 24 September, performance starts at 16:00

129–131 Mare Street,
E8 3RH London

Artist Laura Wilson, together with dancers Kirsty Arnold, Hannah Buckley and Lucy Suggate, presents Fold and Stretch, a performance investigating the physicality of dough and its relationship to the body, movement and dance.


Laura Wilson, Fold and Stretch, 2016. Photo: Jules Lister.

Laura Wilson, Fold and Stretch, 2016. Photo: Jules Lister.


My work is driven by the history and future of a place alongside how we interact, inform or interrupt it with our bodies.

Earlier this year I worked with bread baker Martha Brown from Forge Bakehouse in Sheffield and choreographer Lucy Suggate to develop Fold and Stretch, a performance inspired by the choreography of making bread. I am interested in the ‘liveness’ of dough as a biological material containing yeast and bacteria. It is never static, but consistently growing and morphing.

Alongside this, I am drawn to how the hands and body intuitively manipulate the dough to make an object, which is human scale. I see this process as a counterpoint to the increasing pace, mechanical production and technologies used today.

– words by Laura Wilson, artist


Fold and Stretch
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