Feed by Holly Victoria Matthews
I want to create a performance-drawing on the Upper Promenade space situated within the new part of the Whitworth. I want to activate this ‘non-art’ space into a site for durational performance. It will be a working/recording process that lasts for three hours.
My inspiration for this work is mainly drawn from two moments in the Whitworth’s exhibition history: The first being Marina Abramovic Presents (2009) [For the 2009 Manchester International Festival -Abramovic emptied the Whitworth of its collection and installed a group of durational performance artists within the gallery instead.] and secondly the current Elizabeth Price Curates: IN A DREAM YOU SAW A WAY TO SURVIVE AND YOU WERE FULL OF JOY (2016). Two extraordinarily ambitious exhibitions curated by two prolific female artists that activated/activate the Whitworth’s spaces in a unique and unprecedented way.