Exhibition

Linda Stupart & Carl Gent: This way is very hard, but not insoluble

2 Oct 2021 – 29 Jan 2022

Regular hours

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
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Wednesday
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Thursday
12:00 – 17:00
Friday
12:00 – 17:00
Saturday
12:00 – 17:00
Sunday
Closed

Free admission

KELDER

London
England, United Kingdom

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  • Angel Station; Highbury & Islington

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Multimedia installation activated with workshops and performances attempting to unpick the urgencies of our climate crises through lo-fi experimental theatre and myth.

About

Kathy Acker’s final published text, Eurydice in the Underworld, harnesses the Greek mythology of the heroic trip to hell; refocusing the story’s centre away from the male hero and onto the dead girl, who has been murdered by a snake. Similarly, Ecco the Dolphin has lost their pod and must (like Eurydice, Orpheus and so on) travel deep beneath both time and space to rescue their missing and possibly dead kin.

In times of climate crisis, hell – the realm of the dead, the scorching, the boiling, the rotting – is also situated at the sea, as waters heat, melt and rise. This way is very hard, but not insoluble sees Linda Stupart and Carl Gent in residence, populating the underground space at KELDER  with the props, costumes, images and texts that form parts of All Us Girls Have Been Dead for So Long, a low-fi musical extravaganza commissioned by the ICA that flows between beach and underworld, prehistory and near-future. This built environment will also play host to live events hosted throughout the residency period.

FORTUNE-TELLING FISH: You should know that some of what will have happened to and through you will seem cataclysmic or catastrophic or overwhelming. Everyone is scared of being left behind in hell, but sometimes the only options left are different kinds of death in love.

Curators

Rudi Christian Ferreira

Exhibiting artists

Carl Gent

Linda Stupart

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