‘THE WALK’, READING Thursday 2nd December, 2010, 5pm-8pm
CURRENT UNIVERSITY of READING ART students and one recently-graduated artist will be collaborating in a performative exhibition that will occupy empty shop units in the Walk, Reading, for one evening. The Show will bring together artworks spanning performance, installation, video, sound and smell to playfully investigate the disintegration of once-successful entertainers and washed-up circus performers.
Each space will ‘house’ these characters, and the relics of their past. Their depressive nostalgia is trapped in a time that is hard-to-grasp, such that their stories are disjointed yet inter-connected. The visitors will be given the chance to explore the live space and observe the characters that reside there- a bearded showgirl; Punch without Judy; a caged tamer; an obsessive taxidermist; and a gypsy who tells fortunes through folk-song, amongst others.
The Show will become a static exhibition during the week following the 2nd of December 2010.
THEY SHOULDN’T BE ON THESE PEOPLE’S TERRITORY! BUT THEY’VE BEEN INVITED TO IT.
See documentation of the event here