'Unfurl' Residency with Exhibition & Performance September - November 2011

"Extremely compelling piece - beautifully choreographed!"


Unfurl: A Work in Two Parts

by Clare Thornton
Sat 3 Sept 2011 - Red Lodge Museum, Bristol
Rogelio Vallejo (performer) and Zoe Childerley (photography)

These activities were framed by the Artist's research into depictions of the Fold in paintings, historical interiors and in critical texts. This research was furthered during her inaugural Artist in Residence with the University of Bristol Theatre Collection. Through the production of objects, garments and writing the Artist explored site specificity, processes of display, concealment and transformation.

Unfurl extended beyond the Performance Installation to include a variety of free Public Events.

Mon 26 Sept - Fri 11 Nov - Unfurl Exhibition, University of Bristol Theatre Collection, 21 Park Row. Focusing on the recently acquired Mander & Mitchenson Collection, revealing some unexpected treasures and making new work inspired by its holdings.

Tues 18 Oct, 2 & 3pm – Unfurl Exhibition tours with the Artist and Jo Elsworth, Director, Theatre Collection as part of InsideArts, the University of Bristol Festival of the Arts and Humanities, (free, booking via this link - Eventbrite)

Thurs 3 Nov, 5.30pm for 6pm start – an In Conversation informal discussion about the inaugural Residency Project and a wider discussion around artists responding to museums, archive and historical buildings. The discussion included input from project collaborators and practitioners interested in these fields.

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