Following the success of the work they did together at Temple Newsam in 2020. (The Between Space) Gerry started a new project with Catherine Bertola in early 2022. This has created a series of three short films located at Seaton Delaval Hall in NE England. The work explores interaction of choreography and film in the daily spaces we inhabit. Performed by dancer Mati Torres Laborde, filmed and edited b Christo Wallers. The film work will be shown later this year, potentially at The Baltic in Newcastle, and hopefully there will be some live performances by Mati in different spaces soon.
Gerry and Clee began this collaboration two years ago before lockdown in 2020. Clee has now created the exhibition Prey's B at Exchange Studios Sheffield. Gerry facilitated a two hour workshop within the exhibition. They hope to continue this interaction between dance and sculpture over the next two years! For information about Clee and her work.
As part of the 500 year anniversary at Temple Newsam House, Gerry collaborated with Artist Catherine Bertola. She created a film with three dancers in the underground passageways and hidden stairwells of the house to reflect how the servants would navigate unseen below the building. The film was shown in Catherine's exhibition which was open to the public at the house from Sept 2020 to Nov 2021.
You can see the film now on the video page of this site
Gerry and Catherine have now begun another collaboration at Seton Delaval Hall.
In collaboration with Sabrina Rahman Exeter and Christina Zutterland Sweden. Gerry lead a workshop in September 2021 for participants as part of a 3 day conference in Basel concerning re-mapping design history. The workshop was an embodied practice for the participants focusing on the body in physical space, and to the reflect on their relationship to objects and location. These ideas and practices are currently moving forward into further research with the participants. In May 2022 The university of Exeter funded a workshop with MakeTank Exeter for Gerry to facilitate a movement workshop for Ukrainian women and local women
A series of workshops exploring the relationship of body to our environment.
Gerry has been developing this work for the past two years. The most recent workshops were in York and in Chateau Deux in Switzerland. This work is on-going research. If you would like to explore these ideas or book this workshop, please contact Gerry