DRAWN at Performance Space
D R A W N is a week long exhibition (4th-9th Oct) of durational performance art examining place and identity. The program couples 6 international artists (Charlotte Law, Dani d'Emilia, Vela Oma, Poppy Jackson, Keijaun Thomas & Nathalie Anguezomo Mba Bikoro) with 6 hyper-local materials (Stone, Water, Salt, Wood, Blood & Earth), across 6 venues in Folkestone’s Creative Quarter. Located at the shore of the English Channel & mouth of the Channel tunnel, D R A W N invites audiences (local & International) to consider how we relate to one another - across difference & beyond borders - through the environments we inhabit. Each artist will explore their given material for 6 hours each day, for 6 days. How does one belong to a place? How much of self is bound up in other? Where are the lines D R A W N?
D R A W N is a physical & emotional exploration of the surpluses and deficits we encounter when considering identity & place. An exercise in how we locate ourselves; physically, geographically & emotionally. This exhibition seeks to problematise identity in relation to geo-specificity by employing materials that are both site specific & universal. Working with local & international artists, D R A W N explicitly questions how bodies lay claim to objects & zones as elements within the construction of identity by collapsing dialectic relationships such as here/there, self/other, now/then, object/relation.
Date: 4th - 9th Oct 2016
Time: 12:00 - 18:00 daily
Closing Party: Sunday the 9th, 6:30pm
Categories: Featured Activity
Date Posted: 18 August 2016