REUNION: Embittered Swish
29 January 2021 - 21 March 2021
The latest offering from performance art vehicle Embittered Swish, REUNION sees its members reunited after a period of indefinite separation. Coming together physically, virtually, and psychically, Embittered Swish meditates on the spoilt ashes of their dissolved collaborations, members finding themselves at a definite loss in the mutual contemplation of their alternately blurring, aimless and fugitive forms.
The exhibition comprises installation, paintings, photography and soundscapes, building to a theatrical exploration of what it might mean to come together now and attempt to enact artistic gestures such as closure, uncovering, or the recuperation of past performative lifetimes.
REUNION: We invite you to play – devil’s advocate. REUNION: no one showed. REUNION: It’s stakes for dinner. REUNION: If the band gets back together and there’s no one there to see it, is it even REUNION: In the dining room, with the lead pipe. REUNION: Is that your X behind the curtain? REUNION: We’re always coming together.
Embittered Swish is composed of Mossy 333, Romy Seven Fox, Mick Klepner Roe, Bobuq Sayed, and Ainslie Templeton.
Image credit: Embittered Swish, Ghouls, 2020, digital photographic print.
Artist Talk and Performance: Sunday 14 February, 1pm
Join us on Valentine’s Day for a special half-hearted live-streamed performance where members of Embittered Swish will activate the static scene of the exhibition REUNION for one afternoon only. Throwing a few goblets back and relieving the crockery of some of its burden, it will be a dinner party, of sorts, but with refreshments more waxen than waning. The performance will be introduced through a webinar artist talk exploring the exhibition, its intentions, process and thematics.
This is a free event.
Artist: Embittered Swish is composed of Mossy 333, Romy Seven Fox, Mick Klepner Roe, Bobuq Sayed, and Ainslie Templeton.