WHITEOUT – Jill Rock has invited artists, musicians, poets, writers and performers to explore their relationship to WHITE whether it be scientific, social, mythical, psychological, religious or aesthetic. Celebrating that split second of WHITEOUT – the imagination is accessed and the artist has the freedom to improvise.
In times when all points of reference are being eroded things are known by their shadow – the whiter the white the darker the shadow.
Wherever in the world, painting fragments of wood picked up off the ground, Jill Rock tackles the problem of the relationship between object and subject, working where nature, culture and art meet.
“It is as if in the time consuming and concentrated process of finding, cleaning and painting fragments of wood I am attempting to break down the dualism of object and subject to create a unity. In the work Remember the Dance I became fascinated by the fact that as I built up the layers of white gesso the relationships changed as the shadow took on the dominant role.”
Opening: Thursday December 5th. 6:30; CYCLOPS – performance by Jo Roberts and KMAT, plus the inimitable Grassy Noel.
Saturday December 7th. 7:00 – 10:30: Films by Robert Robertson, Nicky Scott Francis, Mervyn Diese
Sunday December 8th. 3pm – 6pm an afternoon of improvisation with Will Miles (flute), Matt Scott (accordion), Gabriel Keen (piano) and Ivor Kallin (viola)
Saturday 14th. 7.30 – 10.30: Jaime Valtierra programmed improvised event: ‘The Waiting’ with Eve Tenenbaum, Sofia Figurido, Eloise Carles, Grassy Noel, Jill Rock, Nicky Heinen, Yuri Pirondi, Ines Von Bonhorst, Cos Chapman
Sunday 15th. 3pm – 6pm; improvisation by Bitten By A Monkey with Steven Myers, Dylan Bates, Roland Bates…..
Saturday 21st 7:00 – 10:30 : Saturnalia – a night of mis-rule
Sunday 22nd Gilgamesh 3pm – 6pm- interpretation by Richard Cardew, reading by Jill Rock accompanied by Nicky Heinen
Saturday January 4th and Sunday January 5th; post coital poetry bash
WHITE WORKS by:
Sound Installations by Frederick Lecok, Graham Mackeachan and Cos Chapman
Jill Rock is a London based artist. A sense of place is important to her and she has worked and shown her work worldwide. This summer she has worked in Nunhead Cemetery London, in Rome creating a solo exhibition “Psychogeographical Wanderings in The Caffarella” and at Kurt Schwitter’s Merzbarn in Cumbria. At Hundred Years Gallery she has found a congenial place where artists meet to explore the relationships between art forms.