309 Bethnal Green Road is of particular significance to Levack and Lewandowski as their former home. The work responds to this personal context and the wider issues around how artistic society functions in the modern global city of London, with the rising cost of living making alternative lifestyles increasingly difficult to sustain. The performances will feature responses to these ideas, acting as a bridge between the city street outside and the domestic home environment inside.
The installation will include a new digital video, Alternative Equinox (2014), presenting dystopian and utopian visions as poetic cityscapes, together with portraits of friends in public spaces, shot on the spring and autumn equinoxes and evoking a nostalgic vision of freedom. The video will be presented as part of a site-specific immersive installation that will include paintings, sculptures, textiles and architectural interventions, creating a powerful sense of place in this totemic building. A specially commissioned text by writer and curator Francesca Gavin will accompany the exhibition.
Friday 16 January, 7pm
Berry Patten berrypatten.co.uk
Rivers and Tributary, a culinary performance
With special thanks to Lewis Dalton Gilbert, Cecily Bates and Robert
Saturday 17 January, 5pm
Megan Rooney meganrooney.net
Live reading and screening of Tilia americana, a recent Opening Times commission.
Saturday 17 January, 6pm
Patrick Goddard patrickgoddard.co.uk
No Ironic Tip of the Hat to Class Consciousness Can Save Us Now! A performance consisting of a poem, a story, and a song.
Friday 23 January, 7pm
Tyrannosaurus X. An immersive installation and live performance specifically created for the gallery space.