12. FEEDBACK LOOPS
Sean Dower + Storyteller
Thursday 16th July 2020 6pm
Live on Instagram @GALLERY46WHITECHAPEL
YouTube – Gallery46
Curated by Sean McLusky, Bjørn Hatleskog, Johny Brown, Kevin Quigley
& Martin J Tickner
LIMINALITY [START DREAMING] A series of live transmissions
The artist is performing individually – live and recording on their own at GALLERY46 and with pre recorded video and soundtracks.
The artist has been given access to set up and broadcast on their own.
Live, auto generated video with sound – 10 min.
Track by Sonfapup, 1998
Using an electronic music track by Sonofapup (re-mastered for the occasion), Sean Dower will present a music video, auto-generated live on the night. The geometric and hypnotic video responds to the sound being played…
Lives and works in London and produces works in sculpture, photography, film, live performance and sound. Much of his work draws on his historical involvement in live performance.
Dower was active in the UK, industrial music scene of the early 1980s and then worked with the radical performance art group Bow Gamelan Ensemble. He studied Sculpture at Camberwell School of Art and Design and then attended the Rijksakademie van Beeldenden Kunsten in Amsterdam. He has been presenting his work internationally in galleries, museums and other contexts since the early 1990’s and has been engaged in music and live performance since 1983.
In 2019 Sean Dower is Henry Moore Institute Fellow (Leeds, UK)
‘Directors Commentary’, 2020, Film
In 2013 the Scottish artist Bruce McClure started filming his debut feature ‘District Nurse’.
This endeavour went on to feature prominently, and define much of his activities over the subsequent years. Inspired by the creative use of found footage in Jeremy Deller’s ‘Everybody in the Place, An Incomplete History of Britain 1984-1992′.
In 2020 Bjórn Hatleskog started the process of deconstructing ‘District Nurse’.
McClure was later invited to add his own audio commentary as the original director.
The end result ‘Directors Commentary’ is a simulacrum of ‘District Nurse’, complete with a pumping techno soundtrack.
No.12 FEEDBACK LOOPS
Film in situ
LIMINALITY with GALLERY46 present a series of new works dealing with the themes of incubation, self isolation, modes of liminality, meditation, restrictions and freedoms.
In a mode of LIMINALITY we are compelled to ask questions, to mediate on how we will transverse and embrace the mystery and power of transition.
Let us enter this Liminal space, collectively.
Where we are free to roam in transcendent modes.
Free to activate the imaginal.
Free to [START DREAMING] again
Limited editioned exhibition posters by the individual artists involved in the series will be available to buy. Details to follow.