Sunday 9 July, from 2 to 5 PM
Christopher Matthews


Performer, choreographer, and visual artist Christopher Matthews presents his new work Lads at the Villa Empain in the frame of his residency at the Boghossian Foundation.

Lads is a sensuous installation experimenting with the connections and influences of neo-classical sculpture in early modern dance, specifically around notions of masculinity and the ideal physical form. As the performer moves in a meditative tantric state, he opens up a space for questions about desire and how neo-classical forms and ideologies are still in existence within our every day culture. In addition, it aims to confront how class structure plays within the homoerotic spectrum. The installation includes a movement responsive sound program designed by Montreal-based performance coder and system developer Naoto Hieda.


Christopher Matthews (1980. USA) is a performer, choreographer, and visual artist who explores the body as a physical axis that can mould the traditional contemporary dance techniques of linear movement with the individual shapes of the performer’s form and figure. His works have been presented at Enclave, London, 4 Bid Gallery, Amsterdam, Asia House, London, Arcadia Missa, London, Millenium, New York, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, LimaZulu Project Space, London, Arbyte Gallery, London, and Off-Loop Festival, Barcelona, Festival, Zagreb.

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