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Helen Carnac and Laila Diallo have been working together since 2012 when they were invited by Siobhan Davies Dance to work alongside each other in the residency ‘Side By Side’. The two artists had not previously met.

Helen Carnac and Laila Diallo have been working together since 2012 when they were invited by Siobhan Davies Dance to work alongside each other in the residency ‘Side By Side’. The two artists had not previously met.

Since the residency Carnac and Diallo have continued to work together in an ongoing research project that is concerned with movement, materiality and place. Subsequently they have been commissioned to make a new work ‘Edge and Shore’.

In their process of making they have explored and found common interest and threads through travelling and walking together – a way to view common or different purpose through looking out at the world together. Both artists hold significant interest in how a work comes into being, the revealing of process and how, through this work, they bring attention to the commonalities and particularities of their respective practices.

Where does a work begin or end?

At what point might you share this process?

What happens when an audience is invited in?

The artists hope that through their work they can engage audiences in thinking about how we understand a process that is emergent and ongoing but not necessarily ever finished or complete.

Helen Carnac is an artist and maker, curator and academic who lives in London.

Laila Diallo is a dance maker who lives in Bristol.

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Commissioned by Siobhan Davies Dance and supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Developed with additional support from Battersea Arts Centre, Bristol City Council, Bristol Old Vic Ferment, Quay2C and Stroud Valleys Artspace.

Currently showing at:

Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh

10 Infirmary Street
Edinburgh EH1 1LT
T +44 (0) 131 550 3660
E info@dovecotstudios.com
Venue website

30th January – 7th February 2015

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Images by Gorm of Laila and Helen working at Dovecot, Edinburgh 30th Jan 2015.

More images of this can be found here

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