Dr Feelbad by Holly Birtles

27 Nov 2014 – 30 Dec 2014

Event times

Thurs 6-9, Fri 4-8, Sat 1-8 and Sun1-7

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Bus 38, 56, 149, 277
  • Dalston Kingsland, Dalston Junction rail

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Holly Birtles defaces and manipulates the photographic image via a wide range of mediums, incorporating a complex dark room and digital based process. The subject matter deals with uncontrollable exertions of human expression, focusing predominantly upon operatic singers and more recently — The British rock band Dr Feelgood. This project demonstrates the band expressing negative words on repetition, prior to performing — an exploration of the James Lange theory of emotion. The portraits are transformed into large scale visceral hybrids of painting, sculpture and photography.


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