Frances Disley 'Pattern Buffer' at Bluecoat, City Centre, 30 July–1 November 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.