Our festival programme (a showcase on three 2-week exhibitions) has been planned specifically with the EAF in mind. It presents contemporary work that spans a number of mediums and genre and is chosen for its critical, conceptual and aesthetic qualities.
In the first of our three shows, the Hungarian – born, Oxford – based installation artist Katalin Hausel will take on the gallery space for two weeks and build an installation that will draw both on the process of making and the specifics of the gallery space. Katalin’s materially-intensive installations have been exhibited in Germany, US and Hungary. This is her first solo exhibition in U.K.
EXHIBITION DATES: 26 July – 7 August
Katalin will be in residence during the two-week exhibition and is available for interviews.
This is followed by a two-week exhibition by the French composer, theorist and visual artist Szajner, whose installation and sound piece [from this gleaming, words are born...] at the TotalKunst deals with contingencies and instabilities of ‘text’ and ‘reading’. The work is part of the artist’s ongoing micro-installations “Suspended Readings”. Szajner’s re-issued electronic music recordings will be also available during the exhibition.
EXHIBITION DATES: 8 -21 August
Szajner will not be available in person during this time.
22nd August – 5th September -Hitler’s flying saucers next to my mums’ house – the proof! iPod paintings of the internet conspiracy theory “photographic evidence” (and a few obvious fakes) for the project “Considering Silesia” by Anglo-German painter Mik Godley.
26th August Art Late- Artist Discussion with Michael Bowdidge and Mik Godley Plus live performance from Marie-Louise Plum
Marie Louise Plum- The interactive live-art installation consists of two artists and members of the public joined in masked conversation. Masked and robed, the artists sit on chairs conversing, and beckon to passing public to sit and join in the conversation. The purpose is to encourage unprepared, improvised discussion and stimulate imagination. We might also investigate props. Discussion will always base around lucid states, memories, imagination, surrealism and the future.
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