All the things that we can do, part 5 – workshop with Hamish MacPherson


Saturday 19 July, 10.30am – 5.30pm
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With Hamish MacPherson.

This is the fifth of six art/ life events for artists, philosophers and other citizens using choreographic strategies to engage with politics and citizenship through the body.

“Space is not a passive receptacle
in which objects and forms are posited…
Space itself is an object [of creation].
And the main one!
Space is charged with energy.
Space shrinks and expands.
And these motions mould forms and objects.
It is space that gives birth to forms!
It is space that conditions the network of relations and tensions between objects.
Tension is the principal actor of space.” — Tadeusz Kantor

“We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us” — Winston Churchill (1943)

Practice may include marking territories; mapping spaces (in the body, the room, the building, the city, the world); and creating spaces, configurations and sculptures from which to move, think and talk.

Hamish MacPherson is a dance artist interested in connecting choreography to non-dance contexts, drawing on a background in applied philosophy and working as a senior policy adviser in the civil service.

This project is supported through Chisenhale Dance Space’s Allotment programme – nurturing projects where artists take the lead – and by Shoreditch Town Hall and the University of Roehampton.

For more information about the full series of events see: