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Helen Benigson creates visceral environments concerned with weight, technology, sexy images and sounds. Weightless Utopias draws attention to and challenges cultural obsession with weight and desired physical shape, as well as exploring ideas around communal performance and sharing.
A new digital cyberspace animation and sculptural installation will be made during her Platform residency, with live performances in the gallery blurring the boundaries between performer, producer and spectator.

Closing Performance: Saturday 1 March, 7pm until late

A closing performance by Helen Carmel Benigson, featuring a simulated weight-loss support group meeting, choreographed weightlifters, live spray tan and Princess Belsize Dollar rapping.
The performance is followed by a closing party with live hip hop DJs and drinks.
Download a copy of Laura Maclean-Ferris’s text, Alisa’s Story, commissioned on the occasion of Helen Benigson’s Platform residency:
Alisa’s Story, by Laura Maclean-Ferris

Photographs of Helen Benigson’s residency:
Platform residency, Helen Benigson, Weightless Utopias (11 February - 1 March 2014) Site Gallery

Site Gallery gratefully acknowledges the support of the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation who are funding this programme of work from 2013 to 2016. In collaboration with the University of Sheffield, as part of their ‘Imagining Better Futures’ programme, this residency connects to the idea of ‘Utopias’.

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