The Ultimate Form is a live action response to Barbara Hepworth’s work. Primarily produced by Linder Sterling, the performance is a unique collaboration between fashion designer Pam Hogg, Northern Ballet choreographer Kenneth Tindall and composer Stuart McCallum. Sterling has been working with collages for over three decades, and in The Ultimate Form she presents a “living collage” in the innovative combination of artistic skills employed.
Taking place on 11 May and appearing as the culmination of Sterling’s exhibition of new works opening at The Hepworth Wakefield on 16 February, The Ultimate Form will be a visual and sensory experience utilising music and dance. For her exhibition, showing alongside pieces from Alice Channer and Jessica Jackson, she will present two-dimensional prints and three-dimensional light box sculptures. All the works engage with Sterling’s feminist interests and her intensive research into Barbara Hepworth’s life. The new works combine images of ballerinas from the 1970s with natural forms; referencing Hepworth’s love of dance and her engagement with the landscape.
Alice Channer, Jessica Jackson, Linder, 16 February until 12 May.
The Ultimate Form, 11 May The Hepworth Wakefield, Gallery Walk, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 5AW.