The Woodmill presents ‘Buzz or Howl’- an exhibition that peers into production emerging from a collective energy. Revealed is the work of two invited groups, who find alchemy and narrative through a strange social chemistry.
85A Collective will realise a new installation that provides intoxicant glimpses into other worlds and fictions- a portal into a darkened chasm of experience, with echoes of German Expressionism and Dada. As a cooperative group of Glasgow based artists, they come together around a shared vision of transgressive theatricality and cinematic brooding. Their exploration and ‘sideways’ approach to Industry is found through a distinct immersion in kinetic/ action sculpture, painting and performance.
Simultaneously, the Hangar Space will provide a scene for Ben Burgis and circle of associate London artists, purposefully summoned around his large revolving stage. With the milking-machine engine powering the installation’s centrepiece, the invited artists will convene together in the space with sculptural works, an evocation of characters, both loving and irreverent.
Through the relationships of the 18 artists in ‘Buzz or Howl’ are found elevatory moments of shared experience, confluences of interest and common desire, that explores a further source of purpose lurking behind individual artistic practice.
The opening night (10th September) will see live performances from both groups- 7pm onward.
There will also be a special discussion event taking place on Saturday 25th October.
Exhibition curated by Alastair Frazer.
Opening times: Thursday - Sunday / 12 – 6pm
Tube: Bermondsey, London Bridge
Bus: 1, 42, 78, 188, C10
Supported by ACAVA