Billing’s videos reflect on routine, rehearsal and ritual with an emphasis on the fragility of individual performance and power of collective experience.
Her new work is based around the recording of a live performance of dance ‘learned’ or performed by amateur Romanian dancers in Iasi (pronounced ‘yash’), during Periferic 8 Biennial of Contemporary Art “Art as Gift” in October 2008. This piece moved me deeply. Billing manages to allow the performer to be who they are at the same time as bringing their individual movemnt into a collective pattern.
Camden Arts Centre is a recently redevelopped centre with a great cafe and bookshop. Definitely reccommended for someone with a morning off.