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Beatriz Olabarrieta’s work merges the languages of writing, theatre and visual art. For her residency here at Site she will be scripting a new play, starring a cast of sculptures that she will build on-site using locally-sourced materials; the play will give voices and personalities to inanimate objects.

You will be able to come along to visit Beatriz in the gallery during our usual opening hours (11am – 5.30pm), to see how her play is progressing. The works will be assembled on site and will be worked and re-worked, over the course of five weeks culminating in a final performance on Saturday 12 March at 3pm.

On Tuesday 16 February we are screening the classic french film Pickpocket (1959) directed by Robert Bresson and chosen by Beatriz. The film is loosely based on the novel Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky and its visual style serves as inspiration for Beatriz’s residency project. Tickets £4, with free popcorn!

Follow the residency on our Platform Blog!

Selected recent exhibitions include: Cosmic Clap, MOT International; Plot Bunny, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland; Shifty-Show (A Performance with five voice overs), Cell Project Space, London; Diagonal Z Jeans, Parallel Oaxaca, in collaboration with Museo Experimental El Eco, Mexico City; Pandora, Casado Santapau Gallery, Madrid; Scene 10 What happens when all characters leave the stage, with FormContent, It’s moving from I to it, Liverpool Biennial at Royal Standard; Motor Motor, Praxis Programme, Artium Museum, VitoriaGasteiz; Foliage, MOT International, Brussels.

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