Adèle Le Gallez
MA Contemporary Performance
Adele is a writer, visual & performance artist. Their solo practice looks at ekphrastic techniques, writing stories generated from their photographs and then transposing it to stage. Adele enjoys capturing the stories of all the people who live in, or visit, tall buildings.
Through their solo practice, they like to create moments of reflection, that speak to the notion of regression and nostalgia. Adele does this by creating experiences through ekphrastic approaches and techniques. They use double exposed photographs to influence story-telling, asking 'what and who do I see?' This then is transposed via themes and text onto stage. Adele created jellyfish (2021-22) a visual and audio installation piece, where you are invited to walk to work and back with them, experiencing dream-like hallucinations. Suits, Fruits, Specifically Plums (2022) a performance tackling the repercussions of regret, as the performer attempts to write a letter back to someone they forgot. Mortar (2022-) which is exploring the man upstairs on the 9th floor of an 8-storey building, and the memories of a child on the beach. This piece is blending the world of story-telling, live pedal soundscapes and a live-feed camera to create an intimate and secret space for the audience to experience two contrasting worlds.
Adele enjoys looking up at the geometry of buildings & writing about people they don’t know (yet).