‘Volition is the faculty or power of using one’s will. When thinking through a body how can I create movements anew. To use the power of will or concept to let go of the thousands of gestures built up over time that become the language of how my body moves. To create a new way of finding strength. From pointed toes in ballet classes to Dad teaching me how to wink. The body is always moving. Constantly layering familiar gestures to create a vocabulary. This new solo work created and performed at c3 Art Space tries to unlearn these movements, to find my body anew.’

Bastin’s Volition is part of That which was once familiar, an ongoing performance project, exploring how choreography can create a sense of estrangement from one’s own body. This project seeks to destabilise understandings of ontology through the body in movement. Bastin considers the physical body as a sculptural material to explore the tension between agency of the body and the stationary nature of objects. The exhibition of performances, choreographic processes and artefacts will draw from the sometimes-discordant methodologies of sculpture and dance, to create a tableaux consisting of objects, performances and video in the gallery space.

Performance times for this exhibition are listed here

Abbotsford Convent Open Spaces – c3 Artists talks
How and why choreography?
Dr Sally Gardener and Shelley Lasica in conversation with Zoë Bastin
Date: Sunday 18th November 2018 Time: 3-3.30pm