Stephanie Black-Daniels, Holmlea Park, Glasgow, 2021

Stephanie Black-Daniels, Holmlea Park, Glasgow, 2021

Position & Attachment
Stephanie Black-Daniels


17 Sep 2022 — 20 Nov 2022  


Collective, Hillside

Position & Attachment was a new exhibition by Glasgow-based artist Stephanie Black-Daniels. The artist drew on her experience of navigating breastfeeding practice in manmade public spaces during lockdown, whilst also considering the medical language used to describe and instruct a feeding journey. The new performance-based works for Collective built upon two years of performative and collaborative research with a group of women. They considered the potential for breastfeeding bodies to reclaim public space, while centering practice, experimentation, labour and care.

For Position & Attachment, Stephanie collaborated with architect Nick O’Neill of aaltspace architects.

This exhibition was part of our Satellites Programme for emerging creative practitioners.

A Performance Observation Score can be viewed here.

Interpretation material: written | audio

Accompanying creative essay by Rowan Lear: written | audio

About the Artist

Stephanie Black-Daniels (b.1987) is a visual artist, based in Glasgow, working predominantly with performance within contemporary art. Her work is situated between a choreographic and sculptural practice. Stephanie is a Masters graduate from the performance pathway at Glasgow School of Art and a graduate from The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Stephanie uses her body and the bodies of others to explore concepts around performance, gender, sexuality, spectacle, heightened physicality and theatricality. She often collaborates in order to realise a creative and conceptual vision; this has led her to work with choreographers, directors, performers, musicians, composers, cinematographers, scenic artists and costume designers.

Stephanie has exhibited work nationally and internationally, and was the recipient of the Fruitmarket’s Open Bodies 18-19 programme, a residency programme for artists exploring performance with an interest in gender and/ or sexuality, supported by Creative Scotland and the British Council. She has exhibited work at Fruitmarket Gallery, Patriothall Gallery, Whitespace (Edinburgh), Gallery of Modern Art Market, The Glue Factory, The Pipe Factory, Tramway (Glasgow), GENERATOR Projects (Dundee) and toured internationally in Germany, Brazil, Lithuania, Finland and the USA.