This is the third and final part of the
programme of site specific live art
and performance during the summer
of 2006. Co-curated by Art Surgery
and Newlyn Art Gallery, Tract features
national and international artists at
diverse sites in Penzance.
The weekends in July and August
were presented at Jubilee Pool,
St Johns Hall, South Pier and the
streets of Penzance town centre. The
focus for this weekend is Penlee Park.
a review of the works written by Dr Chris Short can be read here
Friday 22 September
Queens Hotel, Promenade, Penzance.
Hot Soak is
a one-to-one evening
performance in the lavish comfort of
a room with a seaview at the Queens
Hotel. You are invited to spend five
minutes alone with Helena Goldwater
in the bathroom; a place of cleansing
Contact Newlyn Art Gallery on 01736
363715 to book a free 5 minute place
for this private and gentle exchange.
Alaistair MacLennan THYME MITE
This 9 hour performance will see the
artist confined within a greenhouse
with 18 fish skeletons and a wooden
chair, slowly filling the greenhouse
with new elements. “...concerns
include ethics, aesthetics, religious /
political bigotry, inclusive tolerance,
oppositional or consensus means
of political / social improvement,
death, decay, new life and mutation,
Lucille Power Super Bowls! Archive
As a guest
of Penzance Bowls Club. Lucille will be exploring notions of social art
as she participates in the clubs fancy
dress end of season finale. The event
is open for all to watch and begins at
10.00 at Penzance Bowls Club,
The Fine Art Service Industry Archive
additional security for Penlee House
Gallery and Museum. As a uniformed
guard he will ensure the safety of art
and audience whilst questioning the
functions and uses of museums
kidnapped and dumped miles apart.
Will they be reunited or kept apart?
Using GPRS technology the public
can help decide their fate from 13.00
to 17.00 in a HQ tent in Penlee Park.
Morph Gino Saccone’s
examines ideas of memorial through
nature’s lifecycle. Artificiality and
simulation are here deployed as the
artist will be disguised to blend into
the surroundings of Penlee Park. You
are invited to seek him out in the
gardens between 13.00 and 16.00.
Caroline Morris Archive
forgotten narratives to public
attention and draw on local memory.
Performance walks will begin at Penlee
Park at 14.00 and at 16.00. A circular
walk lasting approximately 30 minutes,
encompassing Morrab Gardens,
Chapel Street and Morrab Road.
AmandaCouch Neo Sakkharic:
A New Sugar Age Archive
version of a genteel 19th century
tea ritual. Sugar tea cups and saucers
gradually disintegrate. The work also
makes reference to neolithic artefacts
in the museum’s collection. takes place
at 15.00 in Penlee Park
Fran Cottell’s Cab Drivers Archive
is a synchronized relay around
Penzance.Four cab drivers will drive and
talk you through an alternative
of the area from the perspective
the cabbie. The pickup and destination
point is Penlee Park, contact Newlyn
Art Gallery for a free place. Duration
one hour, pickup times are between
15.30 and 17.10.
Saturday 23 September
Penlee House Gallery and Museum.
17.30 to 20.00
The final event of Tract’s summer
programme of live art presents
screenings of Fran
Drivers and a report performance
Faraway Voices by Victoria
A pay bar will be available in the
area during the extended opening
hours of the gallery and museum.
well as the opportunity to view
end of Alaistair MacLennan’s
durational work THYME
are also able to join a tour of
Full Review by Dr
As part of
‘Out of Place’: a crash course in
site, performance & live art with
Art Surgery artists/curators Delpha
Hudson & Andy Whall, Revealing was developed especially for the Queen’s
street window space. see
All September archive photography by
Morgan Lowdnes & Steve Tanner
Review texts by Rupert White.