DARK: Festival of The Unseen
DARK: festival of the unseen - Return of the DRON is the third exhibition organised by Jill Rock in collaboration with Hundred Years Gallery.
Following the success of previous exhibitions,DrONUltImARAtio and WHITEOUT DARK is an exhibition featuring the work of 20 artists, and a programme of improvised music, performance and poetry over the Easter Weekend March 25th to 28th. The title is there to be interpreted individually by participants and visitors alike. The fascination in this exhibition is that diversity is at its core, embracing fears and joys, dark and light the symmetries and asymmetries of life.
Central to the show is the Dron, an icosidodecahedron, mirrored internally with unaccountable acoustics which becomes Plato’s Cave, an ergasterion for improvised music and poetry. The exhibition of visual work runs alongside the programme of live events .
Anna Burel, Andrea Maclean, Nicky Scott Francis, Jaime Valtierra, Curtis Radclyffe, Joanne Roberts, Martin Lau, Mary Lemley, Jason Gibilaro, Noel Macken, M. Profil, Peter Woodcock, Max Reeves, Helen Elwes, Jolanta Jagiello, Mervyn Diese, Rita Says, Phil Baird, Wayne Chisnal, Gudrun Sigridur Harraldsdottir, Elizabet Chojak-Mysko, Li Williams, Maria Lusitano, Neville Sattentau, Jill Rock.
Sound piece by Montse Gallego
OPENING – Thursday March 24th 7 -9.30
BLAKE NIGHT – Friday 7 – 9.30pm -an evening of poetry inspired by William Blake by The Blake Congregation, solo flute by Nicky Heinen, celtic harp & songs by Sheila Moylan.
PERFORMANCE – Saturday 7-10:30pm : The Re-Awakening Of James Joyce’s Night-time novel, The Wake, The Sandman Returns to Meet where Term’s Begin, a collaboration between poet Grassy Noel, artist, performer and musician Giles Leaman, improvising ensemble KMAT, dancer Sofia Figueiredo, and film-maker Mervyn Diese.
Piano recital by Gabriel Keen.
SUNDAY AFTERNOON – 4- 6.30pm, RabelaisDADA with Robert Robertson, electronic music by Cos Chapman, open converstion amongst the participants and visitors chaired by Jill Rock, and a closing performance by Mervyn Diese,
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