Home Art LIMINALITY By Various Artists


No title, by Bruce McClure & Bjørn Hatleskog

Londonewcastle presents LIMINALITY [TEMPORAL IMPRESSIONS], the fourth in a series of exhibitions and events showcasing at East London’s Gallery 46. The show will run for the month of July, featuring a variety of cross-disciplinary works including performance, sound installation, sculpture, experimental music, film and print.

The title of the exhibition alludes to the process of ritual transition; a passage or middle stage of the ‘rite de passage’ where an individual or a collective makes a path through a transitional phase in their lives. The passage can be a trial or performance or an actual crossing. The participant would go through a ‘threshold’ that marks the boundary between two other phases of transition – separation on one side and re-aggregation on the other. This LIMINALITY process simply means a situation in time that facilitates ‘a passing’. In the LIMINALITY phase all structure of ‘general’ perception of reality is temporarily suspended. According to the anthropologist Arnold Van Gennep who coined the term ‘LIMINALITY’ – this was an essential part of the LIMINALITY process where in order for the ritual transition to be successful one had to be free of boundaries.

LIMINALITY [TEMPORAL IMPRESSIONS] explores this transitional phase, moving towards a moment of suspended reality and altered perceptions.

For LIMINALITY [TEMPORAL IMPRESSIONS], Jake Chapman will present a new edit of the piece ‘Who’s Afraid of Red, White and Black?’ featuring an accompanying poem. The 10-minute video is a self-referential piece that features flashing portraits of British 19th Century aristocracy from the artists’ ‘One Day You Will No Longer Be Loved (that it should come to this…)’ series. The accompanying poem touches upon cultures, history, death, war, body and animals as themes and symbols that run throughout their work.

Boombox, by Phil Wilson-Perkins

Each event night (3) features commissioned performances/ installations to headline in the main gallery space, outlined below. The other works will be on display for the duration of the exhibition.

6pm – 9pm, Thursday 4th July
SCULPTURE presents ‘Should A Gardener Manifest, Observe What Gifts the Being Bestows’ installation performance, 2019
Electronic music producer, Dan Hayhurst, and visual artist, Reuben Sutherland, also known as SCULPTURE, propose to project you into a zone part garden, library, filing system and memory. Kinetic, sonic and performative elements will provide temporary conditions amenable to growth.

Field Notes presents ‘The Time Factory’ installation performance, 2019
‘The Time Factory’ is four separate impressions of time told through visuals word and sound by creative collective, Field Notes; Inga Tillere (visuals), Johny Brown (text) with Richard Strange as the stationmaster and Maybury as the soundscapist.

6pm – 9pm, Thursday 18th July
Guy Harries and Florencia Guerberof present ‘Three Investigations of Time and Change’ installation performance, 2019
Sound performer/vocalist Guy Harries and dancer/visual artist Florencia Guerberof collaborate across their respective disciplines to investigate the connection between time and change through three short performance pieces.
Each of these three performative investigations proposes a different lens to explore time. Space, movement, light, electronics, acoustic instruments, voice and text are used during the investigation process taking place in the gallery space – an open laboratory as well as a performance site.

6pm – 9pm, Thursday 25th July
John Harries presents ‘Grey Sea Over A Cold Sky’ installation performance, 2019
‘Grey Sea Over A Cold Sky’ is a durational improvised piece involving multiple cymbal players as well as a large group of other instrumentalists. Its form is communicated by some simple and only partially determinate text instructions.
‘Grey Sea Over A Cold Sky’ has previously been 20 or 25 minutes long and was released on tape in May 2019 on The Lumen Lake, as part of a split release with Norwegian improvising group Wendra Hill For. At Gallery 46 a specially invited group will play the piece for more than four hours. A recording of this performance will then also be re-worked into a sound piece to remain installed in the gallery.

1.Who’s afraid of Red, White and Black, by Jake Chapman

Lisa Busby and Rose Dagul present ‘Untitled For Cello, Amplified Mangle, Youtube And Voice’ installation performance / open studio, 2019
Composers and performers Lisa Busby and Rose Dagul have a shared interest in making visible process activities, and in the intangible connections, hidden layers, and emergent materials of the compositional process.
In 2017 Iteration 1 of a new work was created for RadioPhrenia, an art radio station broadcasting from Glasgow’s Centre for Contemporary Arts. A series of six semi-improvised studies for cello, amplified mangle, voice, and processed YouTube audio was created, reflecting on intangible experiences of the everyday, and by contrast the ways we have to represent or articulate them. For Gallery 46, Iteration 2 of Untitled for cello, amplified mangle, YouTube and voice will be developed and expanded into live performance, installation and score; with the artists utilising the space as an open studio 19-24 July 2019.

Address: Gallery 46, Ashfield Street London, E1 2AJ


Exhibition runs:
Thursday 4th – Tuesday 30th July 2019

Performance dates:
6pm – 9pm, Thursday 4th July
6pm – 9pm, Thursday 18th July
6pm – 9pm, Thursday 25th July

About Gallery 46
Gallery 46 is a Londonewcastle project space run in association with Martin J Tickner, Sean McLusky and Fruitmachine founders, Martin Bell and Wai Hung Young. The venue is continuing the legacy of Tickner and McLusky’s previous gallery, MEN on Redchurch Street, Shoreditch, London.

Gallery 46, housed in a pair of renovated Georgian houses in the grounds of Whitechapel Hospital and set over 3 floors and 8 rooms, is a kaleidoscopic addition to Whitechapel’s burgeoning gallery scene and its artistic heart, the nearby Whitechapel Gallery. Since it opened in September 2016, the gallery has hosted works by artists such as Iain Sinclair and Eley Kishimoto as well as successful exhibitions such as Triumph, part of Art Night London. Triumph was presented in collaboration with the Whitechapel Gallery and their first show, Autonomy, that included the works of Barry Flanagan, Polly Morgan, Paul Fryer, Shaun Caton, Robert Montgomery and Sean Dower.