FRANCIS ELLIOTT -Scripturacontinua

16 Mar 2010 – 21 Mar 2010

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16-21 March 2010

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London, United Kingdom


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  • Waterloo & Embankment
  • Waterloo, Waterloo East & Charing Cross

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FRANCIS ELLIOTT-Scripturacontinua, 16-21 March 2010


scripturacontinua 16-21 March 2010 Performance: Tuesday 16th March 2010, 6-9pm Francis Elliott has designed a series of pieces that, as with the original monastic texts, demand an individual's reinterpretation to extract meaning. With an emphasis on ritual, the viewer's response creates a unique piece becomes a residual memory of a specific moment in time. Each of the pieces, Monster, Trace, Engine and Picasso's Guitar, needs a decisive act to bring about the creation of the artwork. Made with deliberately quotidian materials, bottled water, dressmaker's patterns, maps and second class stamps, this familiarity invites the viewer's intimate engagement. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- KALEID is proud to announce scripturacontinua, a season of performances curated by Katharine Fry taking place throughout March 2010. Sheila Ghelani, 2nd-7th March 2010 Helen Schoene, 9th-14th March 2010 Francis Elliott, 16th-21st March 2010 Jordan McKenzie, 23rd-27th March 2010 Scriptura Continua refers to the writing of late antiquity in which no inter-word spacing or punctuation was used, with no distinction made between cases. As such, the task of interpreting the text fell to the reader, forced to divide the written string of letters into words. Meaning was only recovered through oralisation as the texts were recited over and over again. scripturacontinua considers parallels with performance art in terms of ritual, repetition and shared experience. Each week a different artist responds to the theme with a live performance and the creation of limited edition residua, inviting the audience to share a realm of private acts and sacred texts. For more information and images contact Katharine Fry at the gallery: katharine(at)kaleideditions.com

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