'The Beast Within' is an intriguing multi media exhibition of work by artists from Exchange Place Studios which investigates the notion of 'the beast within'. Each artist grapples with their own individual beasts, either known or unknown, in the process of making, for them to emerge in the exhibition space. .They may be somewhat elusive at times when encountered, performing and emerging over the ten day period of the exhibition during periods of performances, artist talks and events.
‘You will know when you hear the warnings of my art. For seated at my ancient observatory, from which I survey every quarter of the sky I heard a strange bird cry, as they screamed in dire rage and raised a barbarous din. And I knew that they were tearing one another with murderous claws. The whir of wings was all too clear.’
Let the stones speak of foresaken bones. Ancient and forgotten words in rasping, stoney voices ......
The ‘Lady of Situations’ project explores central themes through two mythical characters, Philomel and Tiresias. Delivered in a Vanitas style, and will comprise of photographs, video, performance, written and spoken word/poems, soundtrack.