Lisa's work delves into the research done by academics at UCL and work from its Art Museum. This first commission and collaboration with UCL Art Museum, part of UCL Culture, will be shown for the first time as part of the Camden Fringe on the 15th and 16th of August.
Combining real-time projected images and performance, Lisa Gornick Regrets is a combination of off-the-cuff comedy, storytelling and drawing. An academic and artistic comedy investigation into choice and its chaos.
This project is a collaboration between artist and collection, and highlights some of the unique work taking place in the Art Museum. It is an experiment in how to engage with a stored collection, which may not immediately seem obvious. How do you draw inspiration from works that aren't usually on public display?
The show aims to look at the mental state of regret - its link to depression and neuroscience. It also investigates how it is expressed in art, music and language. Is there a cultural system of regret that also effects whole societies and countries – what happens when we all regret together?
Gornick’s first full-length live drawing show was about her Grandma Ray, an East End cockney who sometimes went posh, with whom she shared a family secret. This was performed at The Gilded Balloon, during the Edinburgh Fringe and at the Soho Theatre in London amongst other venues. Last month, Lisa's film the The Book of Gabrielle premiered at the Barbican Cinema.
Find out more about Lisa's work here.