Sunday 29 January 2017, from 12 am to 6 pm

screensaver (gallery version) is a sculptural dance that shifts its organisation over time, emulating organic forms and patterns.

The temporarily altered- “blank”-state of the early computer screen in screen-saver mode is here imagined as a moratorium on meaning making, a pause in processing, and a space in which something else can unfold. The screensaver project as a whole is concerned with non-neurotypical cognitive experience, especially of a “background” state in which the movement of colour and patterns are foregrounded in between other types of demand and activity. In theatre contexts the work articulates a position in dialogue with what temporally proceeds and follows in a programme of works. In the gallery version, screensaver articulates in relation to the attentional dynamics proposed by the context and the visitors.


Janine Harrington is a choreographer, performer and writer born in Canterbury, UK. She holds an MFA (Book Arts) from University of the Arts, London (2011) and a BA (Hons) in Dance Theatre from Laban (2006). She utilises non-theatre spaces to choreograph sets of parameters between audience and performers foregrounding ideas about relationship and agency. She has been commissioned by Louisa Guinness Gallery, Dance Live Aberdeen, Brighton Festival, South East Dance, Islington Borough Council/ Central St. Martins, Siobhan Davies Dance, The Hepworth Wakefield and Gi20. She has performed with Tino Sehgal since 2012 and has interpreted his works at Palais de Tokyo, The Leopold Museum Vienna, Tate Modern London, Venice Biennale, KIASMA in Helsinki, and the Stedelijk Museum of Amsterdam. Between February and March 2016 she was in residence at Fondation Boghossian, Brussels where in June she presented Satelliser: a dance for the gallery. In September she completed a residency with Brandwatch and South East Dance for Brighton Digital Festival.

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Price : 10€
Free for the members of the Circle of the Villa
4€ for the students under 26

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