Skelf is a virtual project space, accessible to anyone, everywhere.

Bubbles Together by Corali is the first piece in a new collection of themed exhibitions on Skelf. Each season, comprising of four new virtual exhibitions and a podcast released over a six-month period, will explore themes that feel incompatible with an online experience- firstly ‘Movement’ opening in May 2021, then ‘Gesture’ in October 2021 and finally ‘Touch’ in April 2022.

Each exhibition has been created specifically for Skelf, working with artists whose practice often relies upon a physical encounter, and reimagining their work immaterially to see what further possibilities are presented. Our first exhibition is by Corali, a leader in dance created by artists with a learning disability.

Throughout the pandemic Corali have been forced to work online, and we took this as a starting point- asking what we could do in a virtual space that we couldn’t do in real life. The resulting work with a musical score by John Atterbury captures a sense of freedom- from weight and gravity and from the restrictions of lockdown . The randomly generated motion of the bubbles allows infinite possibilities for the dancers to be together yet apart, and create a dance for the internet that is limitless in its duration and iterations.

Further exhibitions in the Movement series include work by Laura Rouzet in June, Will Pham in July and Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau in August. A podcast by Mark Beldan will explore the themes of each of the works in the Movement series in more depth and will be released in September.

Existing entirely online since 2016, we have presented work by over 120 artists and writers on our virtual platform. You can view these works in our archive. This project is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.