The boys the girls and the political
Lisson Gallery, London
17 July - 5 September

Wysing residency artist Alice Theobald will be showing her work developed for The Fifth Artist residency exhibition at Lisson Gallery's The boys the girls and the political.

Alice Theobald

Theobald's work, Today left for the sake of coming back tomorrow (or) impossible loves, shown in The Fifth Artist, is a sculptural video installation made up of dramatic verses and a composed soundtrack. Described by Theobald as existing in ‘non-time’, the works use nuanced wordplay and are absurdist in content. Speaking of love, loss, uncertainty, optimism and dejection, there is a sense of faux sentimentality that permeates the scene and which strikes a balance between irony, desolation, cliché and empathy all imparted with tragicomic pathos. The song Being Bored is arranged and performed by Phoebe Blatton and Alice Theobald.

The boys the girls and the political will also include works by Am Nuden Da, Lucy Beech and Edward Thomasson, Elaine Cameron-Weir, George Henry Longly, Jesper List Thomsen, Beatriz Olabarrieta, Ben Schumacher, Richard Sides and Cally Spooner.

The exhibition brings together 10 international artists working in close intellectual proximity to one another and articulates a group dynamic built upon multifaceted working methods, collaboration and an interest in material transformation. Curated by Hana Noorali and Lynton Talbot, the exhibition features performance, film, painting and sculpture and points towards a way of working informed by the vernacular of technological landscapes and an openness to collaborative exchange. Establishing a timely discourse that asks questions about the dissemination of information and the use of language as artist material, The boys the girls and the political encourages a fluid and immersive reading of the way in which these artists work.

Further information about exhibition is available on the Lisson Gallery website here.