new exhibitions
 
 
 
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2017
 

London

SOPHIE JUNG : COME FRESH HELL OR FRESH HIGH WATER
Performance Dec 16, 2017 5:00pm
For the second in Blain|Southern’s new series of exhibitions, collectively titled Lodger, its curator Tom Morton has invited the artist Sophie Jung to develop a new sculptural installation, accompanied by a performance that exists as both a live event and a looping video work. For this exhibition, Come Fresh Hell or Fresh High Water, Jung will transform Blain|Southern’s lower gallery into an environment that recalls at once a bunker, an ice cellar, a Brechtian stage set, and a dressing room. Scale, here, is subject to sudden glitches, and the most mundane of objects – coffee mugs, shower curtains, hat stands ­– hum with histories, ironies, and a simmering sense of fury.
Admission FREE.
Blain|Southern

 
 
SATURDAY, JANUARY 6, 2018
 

London

SOPHIE JUNG : COME FRESH HELL OR FRESH HIGH WATER
Performance Jan 06, 2018 5:00pm
For the second in Blain|Southern’s new series of exhibitions, collectively titled Lodger, its curator Tom Morton has invited the artist Sophie Jung to develop a new sculptural installation, accompanied by a performance that exists as both a live event and a looping video work. For this exhibition, Come Fresh Hell or Fresh High Water, Jung will transform Blain|Southern’s lower gallery into an environment that recalls at once a bunker, an ice cellar, a Brechtian stage set, and a dressing room. Scale, here, is subject to sudden glitches, and the most mundane of objects – coffee mugs, shower curtains, hat stands ­– hum with histories, ironies, and a simmering sense of fury.
Admission FREE.
Blain|Southern

 
 
SATURDAY, JANUARY 13, 2018
 

London

SOPHIE JUNG : COME FRESH HELL OR FRESH HIGH WATER
Performance Jan 13, 2018 5:00pm
For the second in Blain|Southern’s new series of exhibitions, collectively titled Lodger, its curator Tom Morton has invited the artist Sophie Jung to develop a new sculptural installation, accompanied by a performance that exists as both a live event and a looping video work. For this exhibition, Come Fresh Hell or Fresh High Water, Jung will transform Blain|Southern’s lower gallery into an environment that recalls at once a bunker, an ice cellar, a Brechtian stage set, and a dressing room. Scale, here, is subject to sudden glitches, and the most mundane of objects – coffee mugs, shower curtains, hat stands ­– hum with histories, ironies, and a simmering sense of fury.
Admission FREE.
Blain|Southern

 
 
SUNDAY, JANUARY 14, 2018
 

London

U
Performance & Talk Jan 14, 2018 4:00pm
Rachel Pimm with Julia Crabtree & William Evans
Admission FREE.
CELL PROJECT SPACE

 
 
MONDAY, JANUARY 22, 2018
 

London

PROJECTIONS: DARREN ARONOFSKY : THE CINEMA OF OBSESSION
Click to enlarge Jan 22 - Feb 5, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Three-week evening course
Mondays, 7:00pm-9:00pm
 
American film director Darren Aronofsky was once asked if he deliberately aims to make audiences feel uncomfortable. He replied, “I definitely want to make them feel something. I'm inspired by the Cyclone roller coaster in Coney Island, where I grew up. It is the greatest ride in the world. I've always tried to construct my films with the same structure: intense, on the edge of your seat.”
 
The influence of cinema masters Polanski, Buñuel and Cronenberg is evident in Aronofsky’s ambitious oeuvre, which is built on representing extreme states: isolationists preoccupied with abstract intellectual concepts, addicts consumed with the desire to chase the next mind bending high, public performers who brutally push their bodies and psyches beyond the edge. Aronofsky’s recent release, mother!, is a strikingly violent metaphor that makes the Cyclone roller coaster seem like a walk in the park. Reactions to his films are mixed - spectators either love or loathe the controversial auteur; he certainly isn’t for the faint of heart!
 
In this 3-week lecture series, six of Aronofsky’s films will be examined in categories relating to Fixation, Performance and Cosmology, referencing psychoanalytic concepts to shed light on the running theme of obsession throughout his body of work. We will engage closely with the director’s signature style (a combination of melodrama, psychological horror, fantasy and surrealism) as he portrays the devastating pitfalls and amplified pleasures of being driven by a singular, extreme passion. The motif of obsession communicates yearning, pain and love in a supercharged way - it is difficult to name a modern director who surpasses Aronofsky in authentically representing this overwhelming emotional experience on film.
 
Advance viewing is optional, select scenes and montages will be shown during weekly sessions (see filmography below).
 
Week 1 - FIXATION
Pi (1998): A paranoid mathematician searches for a primer that will unlock the universal patterns found in nature.
Requiem For A Dream (2000): The drug-induced utopias of four Coney Island characters are shattered when their addictions spin out of control.
 
Week 2 - PERFORMANCE
The Wrestler (2008): A faded professional wrestler must retire, but finds his quest for a new life outside the ring a dispiriting struggle.
Black Swan (2010): A committed dancer wins the lead role in a production of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake only to find herself struggling to maintain her sanity.
 
Week 3 - COSMOLOGY
The Fountain (2006): A modern-day scientist struggles with mortality, desperately searching for the medical breakthrough that will save the life of his cancer-stricken wife.
mother! (2017): A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.
 
PROJECTIONS is psychoanalysis for film interpretation. PROJECTIONS empowers film spectators to express subjective associations they consider to be meaningful. Expertise in psychoanalytic theory is not necessary - the only prerequisite is the desire to enter and inhabit the imaginary world of film, which is itself a psychoanalytic act.
 
MARY WILD, a Freudian cinephile from Montreal, is the creator of PROJECTIONS.
Full Price: £45
Students/senior citizens/unwaged: £36
Friends of the Museum: £36
 
Book Here:
www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/projections-darren-aronofsky-the-cinema-of-obsession-tickets-39224667035
Freud Museum London

 
 
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2018
 

London

MASTER CLASS: RICHARD WENTWORTH
Artist Talk Jan 24, 2018 to 12:00am
The first of four public lectures presented by leading international artists as part of Testing Ground: Master Class, which is a free week long intensive workshop for UK-wide emerging artists. Each guest speaker will subsequently lead a day of tutorials, workshops and reading-groups with the participating emerging artists to discuss and develop their individual practices.
Free booking recommended
www.zabludowiczcollection.com
ZABLUDOWICZ COLLECTION

 
 
THURSDAY, JANUARY 25, 2018
 

London

MASTER CLASS: JAKE CHAPMAN
Artist Talk Jan 25, 2018 to 12:00am
The second of four public lectures presented by leading international artists as part of Testing Ground: Master Class, which is a free week long intensive workshop for UK-wide emerging artists. Each guest speaker will subsequently contribute to a day of tutorials, workshops and reading-groups with the participating emerging artists to discuss and develop their individual practices.
Free, booking recommended.
www.zabludowiczcollection.com
ZABLUDOWICZ COLLECTION

 
 
SATURDAY, JANUARY 27, 2018
 

London

GHISLAINE LEUNG : PARTNERS
Performance Jan 27, 2018
Performance & Book Reading.
Admission FREE.
CELL PROJECT SPACE

MASTER CLASS: ERICKA BECKMAN
Artist Talk Jan 27, 2018 to 12:00am
The third of four public lectures presented by leading international artists as part of Testing Ground: Master Class, which is a free week long intensive workshop for UK-wide emerging artists. Each guest speaker will subsequently lead a day of tutorials, workshops and reading-groups with the participating emerging artists to discuss and develop their individual practices.
Free, booking recommended
www.zabludowiczcollection.com
ZABLUDOWICZ COLLECTION

 
 
SUNDAY, JANUARY 28, 2018
 

London

MASTER CLASS: MICHAEL DEAN
Artist Talk Jan 28, 2018 to 12:00am
The last of four public lectures presented by leading international artists as part of Testing Ground: Master Class, which is a free week long intensive workshop for UK-wide emerging artists. Each guest speaker will subsequently lead a day of tutorials, workshops and reading-groups with the participating emerging artists to discuss and develop their individual practices.
Free, booking recommended.
www.zabludowiczcollection.com
ZABLUDOWICZ COLLECTION

 
 
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2018
 

London

MINGUET QUARTET
Performance Feb 01, 2018
World premiere of the internationally sought after string quartet founded in 1988.
Admission FREE.
No 20

 
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