AboutEXHIBITION: SATURDAY 6TH NOVEMBER SATURDAY 27TH NOVEMBER 2010
Monday Saturday 12-6pm
PRIVATE VIEW: FRIDAY 5TH NOVEMBER 2010, 7:30PM
THE 23 STAB WOUNDS OF JULIUS CAESAR
They appear on blocks of unguessable purpose : pin-veined rough-cut blocks of whitewood. Displayed in the clutch of the screw's harsh thrift. The cloth is pulled away.
The 23 wounds.
Blood spidered and baked on fissured rocks. Lassoos and bones and a tracework of bones. Flesh bared and pared and spindled open through a million pin pricks. Tiny and vertiginous, their lines cluster and tear themselves into liquid fold and tiny blots. The eye swoops like a raptor, bedazzled. Swims unfocussed by infinitestimal mysteries. Tricked, beguiled, left rotting.
23 broken hawk beaks
23 rotted talons with their fringe of ant trail
23 fragments of a skull
23 curses hung round the neck of a scavenger wolf
23 bell shards tolled for the ghost of a headless ram
23 mourning scarves of ink-clotted lace
23 clues to a skeleton beyond all understanding
23 eggshells sticky with seed
Interred in the shadow of the tower of silence, beneath bird wing' storm and acid hail, the fruiting body hardens.
- Geoff Cox
Ian Johnstone, Artist, Beekeeper, Coil Affiliate. Has conlababarated alot with artist Serena Korda. With artist/musician Jim Hollands and most recently with musicians Daniel O'Sullivan and Ulver. He continues work with Mikel Quirós on the agroforrestry/garden/farming project âCantu fermusu'