In Conversation - a collaboration between Liz Atkin and Luke arose from their meeting in February 2011.
A shared understanding of each other’s unique physical patterning and movement memory serves as a departure point from which to render visible, intimate acts of transformation. Working with abandoned everyday spaces and materials, Atkin and Pell surrender – through spontaneous improvisation – to their own embedded corporeal histories and those of the environments they encounter.
The first two works within the series are Throat Pieces ( performed by Pell and photographed by Atkin) and They Come Not As Single Sparrows but in Battalions (performed by Atkin and photographed by Pell). In witnessing these private performative happenings each photograph is considered synonymous with traumatic experience in its capacity to carry information that cannot be conceived in the moment out, into another time, place and context.
They come not as single sparrows, but in battalions was presented at Parallax AF in July 2011. La Galleria, The Royal Opera Arcade, Pall Mall, London, UK