Image credit: Isha Photography
Oxford based Justice in Motion celebrates over 10 years of creating ground-breaking performances with an exciting interactive exhibition of photographs, costumes, props, videos, soundscapes, activities and events. The 10 Years in Motion exhibition opens at the Old Fire Station on 20th February, and runs until 30th March.
Since its foundation in 2013 Justice in Motion has presented shows of public interest, occasionally with dark subjects, that are awe-inspiring, exciting, gutsy and unmissable. The company has used the most unusual performance styles to tell stories about some of the world’s most troubling social justice issues, giving audiences around the UK and overseas powerful experiences never to be forgotten.
Justice in Motion have made shows about human trafficking and domestic servitude (physical theatre, projection and sand art), rape (aerial acrobatics and motion capture), modern slavery (parkour), immigration and expatriate experiences (Finnish tango music and dance), migration (immersive theatre and story telling), loneliness and it’s opposite (dance on film). The latest is concerned with county lines and child criminal exploitation portrayed using parkour, trials bike tricks and live rap.
Image credit: David Fisher
In the visually dramatic environment of the exhibition space, visitors will be able to touch and interact with many of the exhibits as well as take part in events happening alongside. As well as seeing snippets from shows, reading about the impact performances have had, on various days through the exhibition run, viewers can take part in a 10 hour ‘deca-thon’ of dance workshops, listen to panel discussions on social justice issues, join a pub quiz, enjoy a live concert of Finnish Tango music, have a photographic portrait made, learn how to rap, and more.
Artistic Director and founder of Justice in Motion, Anja Meinhardt, will be at the exhibition space every week on Friday from 1-3pm to talk to members of the public and answer questions. She says:
“At the beginning I never realised how much impact Justice in Motion would have. It’s been an amazing journey with some fantastic people whose creativity, imagination and passion have made such a difference to so many lives. The people who make the shows, those who have seen them (often multiple times!), many who have been affected by the work, and the amazing donors, supporters and ambassadors we have brought with us along the way, I am so proud to have those connections.”
The 10 Years in Motion exhibition is free to view while other activities will require booking from the OFS ticket office at oldfirestation.org.uk on 01865 263990.
Full details will also be on www.justiceinmotion.co.uk