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Tragicom An exhibition in III Acts

 

Openings with performances: 5th, 12th, 19th July 6:30 pm
Dates: 6th-21st July
Sat-Tue 12-6 pm and by appointment via tragicom@gmail.com

A synthesis of tragedy and comedy. Tragicom.
Balancing in between these polarities, our work seeks to navigate different ways of using humour and sadness in contemporary art. We want to try to reimagine the theme of tragicom in the light of what is happening in the world around us, with chaos and farce seemingly at the forefront of political and social events.
Our interests derive directly from our everyday life experiences; the banal, surveillance, pop culture, emojis, the ubiquity of destruction, architectural details, gym equipment, instagram ...
Coalescing these disparate influences into our work, we want to question the alienating and divisive nature of humour in conjunction with the sobering intensity suggested by tragedy. It is this oscillating interdependency that we wish to interrogate.
The show brings together seven artists based across the UK working in a variety of media ranging from digital image manipulation, to sculpture, painting, video, performance, and installation. Tragicom is a distillation of our intersecting interests.
 
Exhibiting artists:
NATHAN ANTHONY, STEFANIE BLUM, SARAH BROWN, KIRSTY PATERSON, MATTHEW POLAND, NIALL STEVENSON, STEPHANIE WILSON

Performers:
Matthew Poland, Magic Mirror, Claquer, Stephanie Black Daniels, Suzi Cunningham
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