Performance

Gemma Alldred is an artist interested in the relationships between people, in identity and identities, in the relationship between biography and autobiography. IMG_0128

As a performer, writer and story teller she uses herself, those she observes and the space in-between these moments to construct narratives both real and imagined.IMG_9279

Her work is characterised by warm and inviting performances that ask audiences to witness, participate and become complicit in the work.

Performance Work

“Days Like These”

2012 –  MA Independent Performance Project, York St John University

Inspired by David Hare’s Play plenty, performed when I was at school and 17, this performance explores memory and what happens when we refuse to let go of our past, ‘it’s as though it’s all been written out on the page for us to play, only we’re falling between the lines’.

Left Luggage

2011 – Create ’11 Festival, York & The Little Festival of Everything, Coxwold
2014 – BEAF Festival, Bournemouth
2015 – BEAF Festival, Bournemouth

A tale of loss and remembrance researched through the act of taking the train. The story folds narrative, autobiography and testimony.

Live Art Therapy

2010 – York St John University Artist Studios, York

Interactive Installation and workshop led performance.

Play Me

2010 –  Space 109, York

Curated evening of performance works. Organised and scheduled by a collaboration of artists presenting individual works. I contributed performed texts including found text, play script and original writing.

York Youth Mysteries

2008 – York

Collaborations and directed works performed in and around York’s historic streets and buildings.

A Nice Cup of Tea

2008 – Perform Festival, York

Installation and autobiographical performance exploring the parallels between the female body and colonialism.

Angelus Novus

2007 – Reflect on This Conference, York

Previously created with a larger group of artists, in this instance we were asked to re-imagine the piece for the conference.

Underwear

2007 – Perform Festival, York

An intimate performance exploring female sexuality and identity through autobiographical performance.

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