Marie de France rode through the snow
Her suitcase story to be shown
Token took from Love lyric long
Pause, a moment to hear new song
Authorship, order, composition and collection, estimated, shaken and concluded.
Through film, painting and sound the creative method of Marie de France (c. 1160) will be reflected and expanded.
The XII Lais of Marie de France rearticulate the romance and adventure her ancestors composed, stories remembered and retold - written in rhyming Anglo-Norman, octosyllabic couplets and sung to harp.
Ki divers cunte veut traitier,
Diversement deit comencier
Marie de France
To take a print, to project an image and to sing - is plausible when the story is begun with difference.
Token Took will include works by Susanne Bürner, Morten Norbye Halvorsen
& Jessica Warboys
Susanne Bürner, b. 1970, Germany, lives and works Berlin and London.
Currently participating in the residency of the Berlin Senate in collaboration with Studio Voltaire. Artist’s publication leaves will be released at South London Gallery in February 2011.
Recent exhibitions include: The Miller and the Sweep, Permanent Gallery Brighton and Fan Club, Grundy Art Gallery Blackpool.
Morten Norbye Halvorsen, b. 1980, Norway, lives and works Paris.
Currently participating in Le Pavillon, Residency program at Palais de Tokyo.
Recent exhibitions include: Repetition Island, Centre Pompidou, Paris and the Clifford Irving Show, Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp, both curated by Raimundas Malasauskas.
Jessica Warboys, b. 1977, UK lives and works London and Paris.
Recent exhibitions include: Ballad of the Green Hoop, South London Gallery and Les Vagues, Frac, Pays de la Loire.
Upcoming solo exhibitions include: A l'étage, Satellite 4, Jeu de Paume, Paris and Crédac, Ivry. Next Group Exhibition: Dublin Contemporary 2011, Dublin, directed by Rachael Thomas.