Frances Disley: Pattern Buffer at Bluecoat

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Frances Disley 'Pattern Buffer' at Bluecoat
Frances Disley, Tripleflex. 2019. Performance still at Bluecoat. Photo by George Ellis.

Frances Disley 'Pattern Buffer' at Bluecoat, City Centre, 13 March–21 June 2020, free entry - Visit now

Bluecoat prepares to present a new solo show by Frances Disley.

As a starting point for her work Disley has previously used the colourways of a high fashion tracksuit to create a moving painting and a community aerobics class as the setting for a dance performance and installation. She is interested in the things we do to feel better about ourselves, while eschewing the elitism found within the self-care industry with its obsessions with conventional beauty, ideal body mass and self-regard.

For Pattern Buffer, as with many of her previous installations, Disley will layer multi-sensory elements to create an environment that invites gallery visitors to make use of her artworks, whether that is to pause and rest in comfort, share a hobby or take something from the space.

Frances Disley 'Pattern Buffer' at Bluecoat, City Centre

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