Exhibition 21 April - 27 May 2023
un is a context-specific work by Lucy Gunning initiated on 22 March at No Show Space and open from 21 April to 27 May 2023.
The building's history as a furniture workshop will inform activities that take place during this period using elements and props from the installation. un follows Xylo~phone, 2022, a film of a table the artist has known all her life, recorded on her iPhone for MattFlix online project. The same table is present in un titled Inheritance on Wheels.
un is a not and an un doing with Minerva, Ajax, Juno and Achilles nearby to help.*
Selected projects of relevance to this work are: In Passing, PALFREY, London 2021; hmn edition 15, 2018; My Heart is like a Singing Bird, The Bower, London 2018; [these roarers], with Bernice Donszelmann and Helen Robertson, Whitstable Biennale 2018; and The Archive, the Event and its Architecture, The Wordsworth Trust, Artist in Residence 2007.
Lucy Gunning (b. 1964, Newcastle) lives and works in London. She is represented by Matt's Gallery and is a senior lecturer at Chelsea College of Art.
Proposed workshops include:
- Tuning in to Flax, drawing with Joseph Walsh
- A reading of Norman Potter's play The in:quest of Icarus, a matter of life and death
- A reading of Frogs by Aristophanes
Further details to be confirmed.
*Characters from Ovid's Metamorphoses and also names of housing blocks in the Minerva Estate opposite.
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