Kathleen Herbert uses the medium of performance and documentary to question and engage with the historical and contemporary functions of space. This will be Herbert's first solo show in London.
Herbert's super 16mm film Stable was produced in response to a residency at Gloucester Cathedral. One night she brought horses into the Cathedral to walk freely through and explore the architecture of the space. The piece is inspired by a single comment made in a Cathedral guide that, during the Commonwealth period, Puritan troops, in an act of political bravado, used the Cathedral to stable horses. Through use of the uncanny, the film blurs boundaries between fact and fiction, myth and reality, investigating ideas around superstition, rituals and histories. Hebert draws out the apparent uninteresting or unspoken, redefining social, political, historic spatial narratives.
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