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January 15 @ 12:00 pm - January 19 @ 6:00 pmFree
Join us at the opening of Take on the 15th of Jan / 4pm – 6:30pm!
Def. ‘Take’ meaning ‘bamboo’ in japanese.
Take is a collaborative exhibition that explores the ways we respond to poetry. Featuring works by Biba and Laurie Cole and an animation by Leo Gavin.
The works showcased have been developed from a large game of poetry consequences called ‘The Mother Stem’ that took place at SPACE and the Arnolfini earlier this year. In the game, the public used large bamboo dip pens and brushes to write poetry and draw, responding to each other’s words and pictures. Artists Laurie and Biba have collected this chain of responses and used them to form new paintings and films that carry the concept further.
Biba creates an experimental film that explores every single response through the act of movement and soundscape. Laurie constructs paintings that play with the words and visuals of the chain and highlights small and intricate moments from within the responses. Collaborator Leo’s animation takes the same concept of responding to poetry but over a longer time period; responding to a piece of music composed in 1958 that features and responds to poetry from 780 years ago. The exhibition aims to engage you with poetry new and old.
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