Quentin Cooper (presenter of BBC Radio 4's weekly The Material World, the UK's most listened to science programme) will chair this special event taking place on the roof terrace in proximity to Richard Wilson’s Hang On A Minute Lads, I’ve Got A Great Idea...
This lively chat-show style debate will consider the physiology of balance and poise, including discussion of the aesthetic qualities of sport/ dance (grace and presence) before moving on to consider neurological skill development in athletes. It will feature a dance performance by Subathra Subramaniam, contributions from neuro-scientist Morten Kringelbach, Rambert’s scientist-in-residence Nicky Clayton, as well as dance-scientist Elsa Bradley and Everything Flows artists susan pui san lok and Dryden Goodwin. The discussion will be followed by an opportunity to meet the speakers.
susan pui san lok's practice ranges across installation, moving image, sound, performance and text. Her work engages with notions of nostalgia and aspiration, place and migration, translation and diaspora. Solo projects include Faster, Higher, 2008, commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella and the British Film Institute; DIY Ballroom / Live, 2007-8, a Cornerhouse Bigger Picture national touring commission; and Golden, 2005-7, an exhibition, residency and publication project sited at Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester, and Beaconsfield, London. She has exhibited in London at Café Gallery Projects, SPACE Triangle, and the Hayward Gallery; and more widely in the UK at Cornerhouse, Manchester, the Hatton Gallery, Newcastle, and WDC Gallery, Winchester. She has also featured in group exhibitions at Beijing 798 Space, Gallery 4A, Australia, Shanghai Duolun Moma, and SITE Sante Fe, New Mexico. Her publications include book chapters, articles, photo-essays, and three artist's books, Faster, Higher, 2009; Golden (Notes), 2007; and NEWS, 2005.
Dryden Goodwin's work includes drawing, often in combination with photography, video, printmaking, websites, screen-based installations and soundtracks. Recent solo projects include Linear for Art on the Underground, 2010-2012, a commission for the Who am I? Gallery at the Science Museum, London, 2010 also solo exhibitions at Raum mit Licht, Vienna, 2011; the Hasselblad Foundation, Gothenburg, Sweden, 2009 and the Photographers Gallery, London, 2008. Recent group exhibitions include, Grand National, Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Norway, 2010; Who Gets to Run the World, British Contemporary Art, shown at Total Museum, Seoul, South Korea and Hanjiyun Contemporary Space, Beijing, China, 2009; He has also exhibited at Tate Modern, Tate Britain and the Venice Biennale. Works in public collections include, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, The Tate Collection and The National Portrait Gallery, London.