Friday 10 March, & Saturday 11 March 6.30pm: Anthony McCall performs Streaks, 1972. No booking required
McCall hand-constructed 81 slides for a performance work in 1972 that he never realised. Forty-five years later, for the first time he will enact the performance – Streaks – creating a powerful optical effect by projecting the slides rapidly across a wall.
Saturday 11 March & Sunday 12 March 2pm–5pm: Carlyle Reedy’s Museum of Living Thought. No booking required
Poet, artist, musician and performer Carlyle Reedy became well known in the late sixties for her collective Monkey Theatre. She came to live in Gallery House for her round-the-clock performance there. At Raven Row she will process collages, texts and other forms for the length of the weekend. The artist may be working in Raven Row throughout Saturday and Sunday, but will be most active presenting and speaking between 2pm and 5pm both days.
New in the galleries:
Victor Burgin, Anthony McCall
Elsewhere in the galleries:
Ian Breakwell, Michael Druks, Robert Filliou, Gerard Hemsworth, Ed Herring, Susan Hiller, David Lamelas, Darcy Lange, Gustav Metzger, Stephen Willats and the Centre for Behavioural Art
This weekend Raven Row welcomes two artists, Anthony McCall and Carlyle Reedy, to perform works relating to their contributions to Gallery House in 1972. Despite their shared interest in performance and time, the two artists’ practices are in a way opposites: McCall’s early 1970s performances for film and slide projectors emphasise the temporal translation of live work into its recorded and projected image, while Reedy’s theatrical pieces distend time to a 1:1 relation between art and lived life.
Following his talk last weekend at Raven Row, Victor Burgin, one of the most influential conceptual artists, installs several works from the early 1970s that were originally included in Part II of A Survey of the Avant-Garde in Britain at Gallery House. As well as performing Streaks, Anthony McCall will install two other slide works made at the time of his Gallery House presentation in 1972.
Image: Carlyle Reedy, Monkey Continuum, 1972, Gallery House.