Two forearms rise into the frame, hands gesturing in front of a band of light
boychild - Untitled Hand Dance
Dance Performance

Untitled Hand Dance

22:00–22:40 Sat 23 Nov
 / Glasgow



Tramway 1

Pay What You Can

A silent performance focused solely on hand gestures. “Movement is a way for me to think about the social implications embedded in the choreographies of space. When and how and where people are allowed to move. In what ways one can move. Improvisation holds space for movement in constraint. For some of us, more than others, enclosure is a familiar condition. Capitalism’s chase, its algorithmic appetite. These hand dances are notations, sifting compositions with the world’s moments enfolded. Hidden in the hands an alluvial transcription of reach and embrace. The final flickers of the body’s expression, caress and touch. Haptic grasp. Emphatic abandon, ephemeral betrayal. An atmosphere of messages.” -  boychild

boychild is a movement-based performance artist whose work operates through improvisation as a mode of survival and world-building, in the liminal, performative space where becoming meets representation.  Adamant about the visceral experience of live visual performance, boychild makes a case for how the movement of form can communicate what remains impenetrable through images and language.

boychild has participated in several Episodes including Episode 5: Hidden in Plain Sight, Episode 8: Refuse Powers’ Grasp and Episode 9: Other World’s Already Exist.

Image Description: boychilds hands and arms are shown, raised. There are visible tattoos visible on the arms, and a fluorescent strip light behind them. The hands describe a gesture in which two fingers of the right hand gentle brush against the heel of the thumb of the other hand, which is raised and moving away to the right of the image.