Corin Sworn
Artist Talk

Corin Sworn, Polarity Boxing (video still), 2017. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Margaret Salmon. 

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The artist introduces their new commissions and talks about their wider practice. 

Spaces limited - booking neccessary.


Corin Sworn (lives and works in Glasgow) is interested in the way in which the increasing entanglement of technology with the human body is profoundly affecting the way we navigate the world externally, as well as allowing us to explore the previously invisible interior structures of our bodies.

Sited in Edinburgh College of Art’s newly re-opened sculpture court, which the artist likens to a public square, Sworn’s new work is developed through reacting together in improvisation, collaborative story-telling and open scoring. The movement elements are built with Jer Reid, Stephanie McMann and Kai-Wen Chuwang, the text with Colin Herd.

Looking back to experimental intermedia performances (such as Set and Reset, 1983, by choreographer Trisha Brown with artist/composer Laurie Anderson), which intermingled bodies, sound and cameras, Habits of Assembly brings together sculptural elements, video and choreography, to read technologies in parallel with the body and explore their impact and influence on one another. 

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Saturday 10 August 


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Edinburgh College of Art
74 Lauriston Place,
Edinburgh, EH3 9DF