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On False Tears and Outsourcing

Cally Spooner

Solo exhibition

21 June – 30 August 2015
Vleeshal (Map)

Curator: Roos Gortzak

On False Tears and Outsourcing | Cally Spooner

On False Tears and Outsourcing was the first institutional solo exhibition by Cally Spooner in the Netherlands. For her show, Cally Spooner made a new series of devised, living gestures, changing every three weeks. These gestures marked the start of a long-term project by the artist, which considers the violence of being used as, and using, a Human Resource. The project, divided into three chapters, presents choreographed instances in which language and emotional excess are extracted, then redeployed as strategy.

June 20 – July 11
On False Tears And Outsourcing – 6 dancers, responsible for delivering
self-organised efforts to resolve difficult and time-consuming issues, ‘go the distance’ across multiple overlapping phases, using appropriated competitive strategy and appropriated intimate gestures,
25 minutes

July 11 – August 1
On False Tears And Outsourcing – Financiers are trained to produce tears
3-day Stanislavski Method course

August 1 – 30
On False Tears And Outsourcing – Singers deliver time sensitive instructions, 2015

The show runs parallel to and in dialogue with the group exhibition Violent Incident at Vleeshal Zusterstraat, curated by Cally Spooner and Roos Gortzak.

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This project was made possible by the generous support of the Mondriaan Fund and the municipality of Middelburg.