In The Flesh

1st October – 2nd November 2008

Billie Cowie

This piece is the final part of the Billy Cowie and Liz Aggiss retrospective commissioned by The Point, complements the recent showing of the projection Men in the Wall at Southampton City Art Gallery.

Visitors to the gallery can expect an extraordinary experience. They will enter the darkened space of the gallery, which is upstairs inside the Bargate Monument Gallery, wearing a pair of 3D glasses. A woman projected on the ground in front of them appears to be dancing, solid and real, before their eyes. She performs a short yet captivating dance that ends as the she gradually fades from view. This piece is both exquisite and personal, staying long in the memory after the viewer has left the space.

Billy Cowie is a composer, choreographer and filmmaker who works in a wide variety of art forms. Anarchic Dance a book about his work was published by Routledge in 2006, Cowie’s first novel Passenger came out in 2008.

Premiered at Paradiso, Julidans Festival July 2007 Amsterdam, this piece has been shown around Europe and will be shown in Los Angeles in the new year.

“So beautiful & moving a miniature masterpiece”

Alistair Spalding – Sadler,?s Wells.

“The most uncanny thing I have ever seen”

Deborah Levy – Novelist.

“A woman comes slowly towards you from the floor. Her meditative and soft energy involves you into her world and brings you to another dimension of the space. It’s as if you could touch her – a magical experience.”

Suzy Blok – Artistic Director, I Like to Watch Too (Amsterdam 2007)