Please join us from 6pm on Wednesday 18th October for the private view and exclusive performance of Silence Beach by Jennifer Taylor.
A multimedia exhibition and performance, Silence Beach reimagines a twilight sci-fi landscape emptied onto the West Somerset coastline.
A film and performance artist, Taylor creates absurd scenarios and narratives in response to remote landscapes and abandoned structures. In this installation, Taylor combines elements inspired by the coastline with surreal props. Her theatrical, costumed performances, with herself as the central character, see tangled tubing, giant balloons, foils, mirrors and fluorescent lighting form an artificial and immersive environment that the artist performs within, wearing bespoke body suits.
Place is very important in my work, and landscape. My process starts with the setting and environment, then the work builds from there… the suits have taken on a life of their own – Jennifer Taylor
Taylor joins Contains Art from her recent Unit(e) Summer School residency at Cardiff’s g39 Studios. She is recipient of The Creative Wales Fellowship at The British School at Rome, which begins on the continent in early October, and was artist-in-residence at Largo das Artes, Rio de Janeiro in 2016. Taylor completed her MA in Sculpture at the Royal College of Art and studied Fine Art at the Ruskin School, University of Oxford.