September is drawing to a close, and with it, my residency at Rupert in Vilnius. It has been a very productive time, of sorting, resolving and making whole, bits of work that have been in progress for a year or so. During the open studios, around 15 people came to hear me read an half hour excerpt from ‘The Lady, The Scientist and Phlegm’. I made a ‘set’ and used three objects to stand in for the characters. It was a good chance to test out the text and the staging. I think now that the final form may be a voice over audio of the text for a sculptural environment and/or video of the objects in motion.
On the 29th of August I arrived in Lithuania and started a month long residency at Rupert. Rupert occupies a handsome wooden art centre and creative industries incubator on the outskirts of Vilnius. Here we are surrounded by a mixed forest of pine, oak and a mix other broad leaved trees including wild apple. The river Neris flows next to Rupert and there is a small river bathing beach nearby. There is also a large meadow the botanical content of which shifts substantially through wet and dry soil conditions.
During the residency I will be collating fragments of , ‘The Lady, the Scientist and Phlegm’ into a more cohesive long form, researching Lithuanian pickle traditions and creating a set like installation which will be used as a stage for a reading performance of my text. A busy month. I hope you will continue to check back regularly during SeptembMORE
Until I am able to make a proper image gallery here are a couple of images from my recent exhibition/project at Rupert Gallery in Lithuania.
The first image shows: Jawbone koan (paper mache, iron stand) with curtain contemplation environment, reading rug and the book we made.
Second is of, Unstable table (paper mache, wood, perspex and Himalayan Salt).
If you would like to order a copy of the Ashes of Roses… book with writing by me, Susan Ploetz, Tamara Henderson and Willie Brisco please contact me or Rupert Gallery.MORE
In Vilnius! My two person show with Tamara Henderson opens at Rupert on the 6th of November 2014. Curated by Egle Kulbokaite, Ashes of Roses will be accompanied by a book that we will be collaborating on during the show. Please contact me or Rupert Gallery if you would like to purchase a copy. 6th of November is a sleep over event in the gallery, with readings, drinkings, sleepings, and writings – if you are in Vilnius come and hang out.
Dreams, alien objects, interiors, salt, curtains, unsure furniture and slugs feature prominently in the show. Still from a short video ‘slow circle time’ shown here.
In November I will be showing some work and preparing an amazing exhibition design with curator Egle Kulbokaite and Tamara Henderson in Rupert Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania. Tamara is about to be featured in Freize projects at this years London Freize fair.
We are making a book, and will stage some events in the gallery (hopefully sleep over and reading). Looking forward to finally visiting Lithuania.
Also I need to extend my apologies – I have not been able to upload images on this site for some time and in the rush to get the show ready I haven’t had time to sit down and fix the bugs.MORE