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Alexandra Davenport

MA work

Circuit Training, (exercises in self-doubt)

The body as material and body as apparatus. 'Circuit Training' is a live choreographic work, which focuses on fragmented (parts of the body) via delineated exercise-style segments:


The body; (knee joints, elbow levers, hip-bones)

— fractious fragments 


The circuit; (winding, weaving, coiling) 

— suturing them back together


In conversation with 'To be confirmed: exercises in self-doubt' — a collection of three essays, ('Morphology of the Hit', 'Circuit Training' & 'Body Language') written by the artist and published on the occasion of The Royal College of Art Degree Show, 2018. 

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Arts & Humanities

    Programme

    MA Photography, 2018

  • Notes on choreography: 

    Signalling back to my history in dance, I use the term ‘choreography’ quite specifically when framing my work. Staging and tableau are commonly used terms in relation to the photographic, (staging borrowed from theatre and tableau predominantly from painting) — but I use the term 'choreographic' as a means of bringing us back to the body and the performativity of the photographic gesture. 


    Image making as dance — dancing for             around the image. 

                                                                          and       



    a gestural image; —   to be distilled





                                                                     still


                                  In search of the                        image.

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons) Photography, London College of Communication, 2013
  • Experience

  • Studio Manager, Cloud & Horse Ltd, London, 2018 -
  • Exhibitions

  • Night Visions, Museum of London, London, 2018; Summer Showcase, Cloud & Horse Studios, London, 2017; Burning with Pleasure, Curious Duke Gallery, London, 2015; Emergency Meeting, part of Art Licks Weekender, SafeHouse 2, London, 2015; The London Art Book Fair (showing with Archipelago books), Whitechapel Gallery, London, 2015; Athens Photo Festival, Benaki Museum, Athens, 2015; Belfast Photo Festival, Belfast, 2015
  • Awards

  • Nominated for the Genesis Postgraduate Bursary Prize, 2018; Winner of the Belfast Photo Festival Open Submission Prize, 2015; Recipient of the Michael Wilson Printing Prize, 2013
  • Publications

  • Jessie Bond, 'RCA Photography Showcased at the Museum of London' [online], Interview, 2018; ‘Morphology of the Hit’ [online], Novelty Magazine, Spinning Stories Issue #10, 2017; Another Magazine [online], Study for Mime feature with TjejLand, 2016; 'Squashing Vibes', book curated by Emergency Meeting, published by Kiosk books, London, 2016; Quarter Magazine, Issue 1, featuring work from 'Exercises I-III’, 2016; Aesthetica Magazine, 'Unexpected Performances', Issue 55, 2014, pp. 124-127; Source Magazine, 'Source Graduate Photography', John Duncan Selection, 2013