Exhibition

Manon de Boer - An Experiment in Leisure

16 Jun 2016 – 24 Jul 2016

Event times

Wednesday to Sunday, 12.00 – 6.00pm

Cost of entry

Free

Cubitt Gallery

London, United Kingdom

Address

Travel Information

  • Angel

Save Event: Manon de Boer - An Experiment in Leisure

I've seen this

People who have saved this event:

close

Manon de Boer presents An Experiment in Leisure, a compelling new 16mm film work set to explore the link between free time and creativity, between leisure and the kind of imaginative contemplation it facilitates.

About

For her solo exhibition at Cubitt Gallery, Manon de Boer presents An Experiment in Leisure, a compelling new 16mm film work set to explore the link between free time and creativity, between leisure and the kind of imaginative contemplation it facilitates.

De Boer has drawn on introspective texts from Marion Milner (1900-1998), a British psychoanalyst who analysed the dynamics of concentration, daydreaming, and open-ended time. With these writings as a starting point, the film features the sound of recorded interviews with a number of artists. Each is asked to reflect on their own creative processes using passages from Milner as reflective points of departure.

An Experiment in Leisure intersperses spoken recollections from actress Sara De Roo; dancer and artist Sirah Foighel Brutmann; musician Michael Schmid; former dancer, now writer and researcher Christophe Wavelet; and dancer and choreographer Latifa Laâbissi, with images of their workspaces, and the sounds, silences and natural rhythms of the Norwegian sea.

Filmed with de Boer’s singular sensitivity to time, space, memory and sensation, aspects of the work resonate with Milner’s own conception of leisure. Specifically, the idea that leisure is not conceived as the opposite to work, but rather as a time where perceiving and thinking openly, without an immediate given or objective, is possible.

Please note the film is screened daily on the hour at these times: 1.00pm; 2.00pm; 3.00pm; 4.00pm and 5.00pm.

An Experiment in Leisure is presented alongside Laurien, March 1996 – Laurien, September 2001 – Laurien, October 2007 – Laurien, July 2015 (1996 – 2015) and
 Maud Capturing the Light ‘On a Clear Day’ (2015).

 


Supported by the Government of Flanders and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in London.

Art form Toggle

Curators

Morgan Quaintance

Exhibiting artists

Manon de Boer

Hosted by

Conversation

Have you been to this event? What do you think? Join the discussion here!
Remember, you can include links to your instagram pictures and to videos.