AboutAs part of Brighton Festival 2011, guest directed by Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, Lighthouse are delighted to present two major installations by Australian artist, Lynette Wallworth in partnership with the festival and the University of Brighton. The two installations are Evolution of Fearlessness and Damavand Mountain.
Evolution of Fearlessness is an intimate, interactive installation dealing with loss, survival and strength. The work incorporates filmed portraits of several women, originating from countries such as Afghanistanâ Sudanâ Iraq and El Salvador. They have lived through warsâ or survived concentration camps or extreme acts of violence and are brought directly to the audience, through this intimate installation, to share their stories.
Built around the importance of gestureâ and responsive to touch, Evolution of Fearlessness provides a tactile gateway to the women contained in the piece. Whilst cinematic techniques are at the heart of Evolution of Fearlessness, the work goes beyond cinema in its immersive and interactive form, revealing the strength of the human spirit.
Damavand Mountain is an elegant work made from footage obtained by Wallworth during a residency in small Iranian mountain village, of Poloor, north east of Tehran.
Lynette Wallworth's artistic practice spans digital media, video installation, photography and film. Her work has been presented at the Auckland Triennial, Melbourne International Arts Festival and the Sydney festival as well as being exhibited internationally from Arnolfini, The Young Vic and Festival d'Aix en Provence in Europe to New York's Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in the United States.
The exhibition will be held at; University of Brighton Gallery, 58-67 Grand Parade, Brighton
Lynette Wallworth will be the guest speaker for the Lighthouse Monthly Talk on Thursday May 5th;
An additional free gallery talk will be held at the University of Brighton Gallery on Sunday 8th May at 3.30pm - Lynette will introduce the two artworks, sharing her insights of how the works originated and what they mean to her;
Evolution of Fearlessness is presented at the University of Brighton Galleries in partnership with Brighton Festival.
Curated by Lighthouse
It was commissioned by New Crowned Hope
Produced by Forma