KYMMATA: The gods for playmates

28 Jan 2015 – 1 Feb 2015

Event times

Weds - Fri 12-5pm. Sat & Sun 11-4pm

Cost of entry

Free entry

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O3 Gallery

Oxford, United Kingdom


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  • 10 Mins walk from Oxford Train and Coach Station
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Taking its name from the Greek word for waves, Kymmata is a five day exhibition of installation, artwork and performances, curated by Lex Blintzios.
‘The gods for playmates’, is a phrase appropriated from the poem ‘Crow’s Playmates’ by Ted Hughes, which is originally part of a larger collection called ‘Crow’.


KYMMATA: The gods for playmates, challenges the ethereal dynamic that exists between artists and their practice. The project explores the unique idolatry formulated around the work that is produced and alludes to how the artwork itself can be seen to take on a personality, form and character. The theme also explores the idea of creative playfulness between ‘creator’ and ‘subject’, sculpting the amorphous clay of inquiry and rustling the leaves of one’s internal wilderness.

The gods for playmates formulates an opening for contemporary artists of sound, dance, musical/spoken word and activistic persuasions to collectively channel the processes and relationships they have with their muses. O3 Gallery will function as a hub and platform for this excursion into the oeuvre of creative dialoguing that will be showcased in a five day performance and installation based exhibition.

KYMMATA: The gods for playmates opens to the public at 12pm on Wednesday 28th January and runs until Sunday 1st February 2015. Exhibiting artists include: Alex Allmont,  Craig Green, Lee Riley,  Macarena Ortuza, Martin Tanton, Kate Abolins, Stavroula Kounadea, Austin Sherlaw-Johnson, John Harries (Lake Dysmal), Stuart Fowkes, Oxford Improvisers, Peta Lloyd, Mohan, Malcolm Atkins, Efthymios Chatzigiannis, Paola Esposito and Flavia Coube.


Lex Blintzios


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