Volumes Project was a curatorial project conceived by Frank Bock, Nicola Conibere and Martin Hargreaves as part of the exhibition MIRRORCITY at Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, London (14 Oct 2014 – 4 Jan 2015). It presented a strand of live works that investigate the displacing effect of dance and choreography throughout an exhibition. Do-Re-Me is a work by Nicola Conibere shown as part of Volumes Project. Other artists showing as part of Volumes Project were: Neil Callaghan & Simone Kenyon, Katye Coe, Charlie Morrissey, Florence Peake and Rahel Vonmoos.
Rather than reproduce spectacular relations from the theatre, where the place of the performer and spectator are organised through a proscenium frame, the artists collected within Volumes Project ask what other kinds of frames are possible and therefore what other places can be proposed where bodies might meet each other. These meetings are not filled with the promise of presence, offering up a dancer as a closed virtuosic image, instead the point of departure for these encounters is an understanding of the generative potentials of choreography, the open questions of engaged embodiment. The project is concerned with the durational and relational horizons of dance and how these might be recited and resituated within a gallery space.
Volumes Project was supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.