TriSpace Gallery is proud to announce that Robert Hardaker will be a featured artist in our Pure Performance event from August 19th-29th.
Robert Hardaker is an artist and curator working in performance. Since graduating in Fine Art from De Montfort University in 2012, he has performed at platforms throughout the UK such as Little Wolf Parade and Circuit Festival and has undertaken several internships with emerging art groups in Leicester such as Two Queens and The Attic Art Collective. In 2013 he performed for Roger Hiorns’ “Youth” at The Hepworth. Currently he is devising new work for 2015.
His work is an extension of his self and projection of emotions onto an audience to explore and allow recollection of subconscious memory, real or imagined. Works are performed for extended periods, regardless of audience presence, implementing incremental changes that effect the mood of the piece; visually, through meaningful bodily action, but also appealing to other senses. Handmade costumes designed to hinder movement and hide or distort the body make the artist appear more animalistic than human and the bizarre use of everyday substances used out of context ritualise the seemingly random, futile acts portrayed.
Robert Hardaker will be performing Monday August 25th at 6:00 pm.
photo credit: Heather Forknell