Episode 28: Body builders and highland dancers, with Fiona Clark

Fiona Clark’s new exhibition Raw Material recently opened at the Govett Brewster Art Gallery and Len Lye Centre.

Clark is interested in how dancers and body builders use gesture, pose and movement to engage audiences and sometimes, to challenge gender stereotypes. She describes the exhibition as an ‘archive’ of both her own work, and the stories of a ‘who’s who’ of New Zealand dance and body building, including Da Katipa, Val Deakin and Quentin Smith.

Photos to go with this episode

 

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