Made possible thanks to the support of Gaia Art Foundation.
Working with choreography as an open source method, the UK premiere of Q&A is a game in which the audience participates by asking questions while Rawls responds. Through this interaction, an event unfolds that weaves together thoughts, desires, prompts and opinions from those present. Through this practice, Rawls employs choreography as a way to question the roots of authorship, embodied labour and the indeterminate interpretation of art.
Image credit: Will Rawls, I make me [sic], 2016, Greater New York, MoMA PS1. © Charles Roussel
Will Rawls (b. 1978, Boston, USA) is a writer, choreographer and performer based in Brooklyn. Rawls creates solo and group work that turns around the idea of self and becoming through language and dance. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grant, the Casinos Austria Prix Jardin d’Europe and a Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Residency. As an interpreter and performer, Rawls has worked with Marina Abramović, Jérôme Bel, Alain Buffard, Maria Hassabi, Xavier Le Roy, Tino Sehgal and Shen Wei Dance Arts. His writing has been published by Artforum, Triple Canopy, les presses du réel, the Museum of Modern Art and Danspace Project.