--> FRONT ROW is proud to present a stunning performance art piece to be showcased at this year's FRONT ROW Fashion Show this Saturday, 21st November in the Foyer of the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill-on-Sea.

ANTISPACE is an ‘action installation’ designed for the public spaces at this iconic 1930s building and sets the tone for this year's event theme "Out Of This World".  Including live performances by Non Blank and Amma Dance Theatre and showcasing stunning bespoke, one-off apparel and accessories by WEAR ART.   

ANTISPACE is the creation of artist Marie-Louise Miller; a 3D animated drawing inspired by lo-fi/hi-fi visions of the future, virtual reality and the invisible web of information explored in 1980’s cyberpunk science fiction, especially the novels of William Gibson.  ANTISPACE violates the norms and conventions of spaces.
A troupe of Intergalactic Hostesses guide us through ANTISPACE modelling pieces from the URBAN DRIFTING bespoke collection of unique silk scarves by WEAR ART accessorising dresses created by students at Sussex Coast College Hastings where Marie-Louise is a visiting lecturer on FDA Fashion. Amelia Forrest & Marion Geisler of Amma Dance Theatre appear otherworldly in one-off commissioned pieces created by Tara Deighton Bridal & Bespoke. These stunning bespoke pieces are expertly conceived from a single monumental digital drawing on 100% silk crepe de chine by WEAR ART which formed part of DIGITAL MAYHEM 0I a digitally designed mural 1.3m high and 12m wide exploring and exploiting pixelation and the colour content of each digital unit. Non Blank echoes Marie-Louise’s visions in sound. Their semi-improvised vocals, organic analogue and digital instruments complement the concept of ANTISPACE. The site-specific installation is constructed using “paper stixx” made entirely from recycled newspaper providing a fitting setting for a show of compassion fashion. Marie-Louise uses the “paper stixx” to convey marks on paper working with the remnants of print colour and type, now disjointed as if pixelated.

Marie-Louise Miller is an artist and designer based in St Leonards on Sea. WEAR ART is a digital extension of her fine art practice in ready to wear form. Always excited to work in collaboration with artists, designers and creators; finding synergy of practice with those for whom the making is fundamental to their creative process. ANTISPACE was conceived as a collaborative monumental drawing animated by music and movement.

Non Blank perform semi-improvised suites of music based on recordings, schemes and strategies made and devised in and around various locations, collections, and libraries of sounds.
Darren Morris, initially spawned from London’s improvised music scene, is a seasoned performer, composer and producer. Recent projects include the soundtrack to the Sundance premiered film ‘We Are What We Are’ and pre-production of the internationally performed ‘Massive Attack v Adam Curtis’.
Riz Maslen is well known for her long list of recordings and projects under the Neotropic moniker while Ollie Cherer has been trading for the last decade under musical alias, Dollboy. Along with Darren Morris on keyboard instruments and Jack Hayter on steel guitar and viola, they come together as Non Blank using old tape machines, organic, analogue and digital instruments and voices to improvise around and react to each venue they play in.
Over the summer of 2014, Oliver Cherer and Riz Maslen were in residence at the De La Warr Pavilion, in both public and private spaces, exploring the sonic possibilities that the architecture had to offer. Other recent shows with the Non Blank line-up at various venues, including the Union Chapel, H20 Finland, and The Brunel Tunnel, have included spontaneous compositions involving church organs, a male voice choir, and audience members and school children armed with hand bells and bloogle resonators.
Links to examples of the work can be found:

Marion Geisler and Amelia Forrest both started their dance training in classical ballet. Amelia finished her schooling at The Bejart Ballet School, whilst Marion went on to Trinity Laban Conservatoire where she received her degree in contemporary dance. In parallel she started working with Jean-Philippe Guilois, choreographer of Cie Ex’Torsions who she still works regularly with. After her training, Amelia continued on to Poland to join The Baltic Dance Theatre, being promoted to soloist in her second year. Marion has worked with various artists in Switzerland, England and Russia. Amelia has worked with choreographers such as Jiri Kylian, Patrick Delcroix and Izadora Weiss. Both young female artists wanted to explore more playful, diverse, and collaborative work. They met on a project for Levantes Dance Theatre and besides continuing to freelance as dancers they have decided to embark on a journey of research and mindfulness together. They found Amma Dance Theatre in August 2015, hoping to create dance theatre work that enrich people's understanding and lives. 

ANTISPACE will be performed Saturday, 21st November 2015 in the foyer of the De La Warr Pavilion

before the fashion show at 7.20pm - 7.40pm
and during the inverval at 8.50pm - 9.10pm

Tickets to see their performance and the show can be obtained directly from the  DLWP Boxoffice

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