Fri 18 August
(A slow crushing dance with a pig for one person at a time)
This work emerges from research with skin biopsies from newly dead pigs,
cultivating the skin cells in vitro, in preparation to work from a biopsy
of my own body’s skin.
The work left me with an undercurrent of pigginess, unexpected fantasies
of mergence and interspecies metamorphoses began to flicker into my consciousness;
making fiercely tender and ferocious identifications with the pig as stand
in, double, twin, doll, imaginary self.
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All August archive photography by
Steve Tanner for Kira O' Reilly and FrenchMottershead.
Simon Cook for Richard Layzell
Review texts by Rupert White.
Saturday 19 August
Penzance Town Centre
from 13.00 onwards. Free
specified, these performances will take place at different sites throughout
the afternoon. Please visit Newlyn Art Gallery Shop at 4 Causewayhead
for up to date information and map.
At Arm’s Length Archive
is a 4 hour outdoor performance manouvering a large cube and drawing upon
its surface with graphite. The performance will start from the site of
Newlyn Art Gallery at 13.00 and follow the shoreline and townscape to
McKenzie’s solo exhibition Vitruvian
is at SPACEX, Exeter, 29 July - 23 September, www.spacex.co.uk
have invited customers and staff of selected Penzance shops to participate
in an artwork. Customers will have been provided with an instruction after
each sale – whispered by sales staff or stamped on receipts –
specifying a time on Saturday to return to be part of a group photo, which
will be exhibited later in each shop.
Near Morrab Garden’s bandstand,
whisks you away to four fabulous destinations: Tokyo, Amsterdam, Las Vegas
or Berlin. Hosted by two extraordinarily accommodating flight attendants,
each traveller receives a Polaroid photo to cherish and remember their
In a subtle performance using one of life’s necessary activities,
will leave temporary traces of herself throughout the town centre. Her
breathmarks will momentarily mark her presence in the busy town centre.
and Manifest Archive
artist Longenecker will ask the people of Penzance for directions. She
will ‘commission’ and collect hand-drawn maps of the town
area, which will be assembled and displayed in Newlyn Art Gallery Shop
Tango In Transit
Outside the Lugger Hotel on the Promenade Lorens
will present Tango In Transit, a collaboration with In-Transit
mobile art projects. A private peep show combining sound with live tango
dancers enclosed in the back of a luton van, between 13.00 to 16.00 and
18.00 to 20.00. The evening will continue in the bar with a tango dance
party, all are welcome to join in or just watch.
Saturday 19 August
Jubilee Pool at 20.30. Free
The Radiant Curve Archive
During Friday and Saturday, Layzell will instigate a series of discreet
seafront investigations and collective happenings, working as a roving
waiter, gardener, potman, surveyor or painter.
He will present his experiences in a
unique experiential evening at the
Jubilee Pool on Saturday evening at
20.30. “It’s time to measure the Modernist curve, to assess
the slope of wave against wall, to let your shirt fly in the face of the
weather, to be in and out of it, a tourist tool, the expansive host.”
Skin Paper Bronze