A creature is...
...advancing, swallows grit,
...hide nor flesh, goes on feet...
must each time
Wysing is excited to present two newly commissioned open air performances by artists Carl Gent and Linda Stupart, on the occasion of the exhibition’s closing weekend.
Centring on a tractor and harrow, two pieces of agricultural equipment installed on Wysing’s site as part of ‘and then… a harrowing’, Stupart and Gent’s newly commissioned performances will expand on the exhibition’s themes of agitating, excavating and exhuming ghosts, traditions, memories, viruses, melodies and gestures from a land in crisis.
Featuring original writing, music, DIY props and elaborate costumes, Stupart and Gent’s collaborative performance practice has been termed ‘queer anti-art’ by 2021 Goldsmiths Prize-winning author Isabel Waidner. You can read Waidner’s review of their previous play, ‘All Of Us Girls Have Been Dead For So Long’ at the ICA, London, in 2019, here.
There will be an opportunity to view both exhibitions and light refreshments will be available. Please wear appropriate clothing for spending time outdoors.
The launch event is open to all, but due to Covid-19 the event is ticketed and booking is essential.
Book a free ticket on Eventbrite here, including travel from Cambridge with
4pm — Arrivals and an opportunity to view both exhibitions
5pm — Performances outside Amphis
6.30pm — Event ends