Private View: Friday 8 March 2019 18:00 - 21:00.
*Well Projects is open Friday - Sunday from 12:00 till 18:00 for the duration of the exhibition or by appointment.
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I’M IN THE BATH ON ALL FOURS is a 3-phase visual art exhibition and interspersed series of talks, performances, workshops and screenings curated by Well Projects and artist Flora Parrott. Its premise stems from a research trip, undertaken by Flora Parrott, to learn about a recently discovered cave dwelling fish, the Cave Loach, that inhabits a labyrinthine cave network. In each phase of ‘I’m in the bath on all fours’ a pair of artists, artist-groups or researchers are invited to collaborate and expand upon notions of the sub-aqueous, engaging with the nature of water, embodied experience and the deep dark in relation to community and commonality.
Phase 1 is comprised of an exhibition with works from Flora Parrott and Lindiwe Matshikize developed in loos collaboration over a long distance. To support the first phase of the project, Flora Parrott and Well Projects have organised an EVENING LOACH SEMINAR. The seminar brings together a range of speakers to each give their perspective on the Cave Loach, and the conceptual framework of the project. The evening will begin with a talk by Flora Parrott, who will introduce her work and research into the Loach; and be followed by Lindiwe Matshikiza (via Skype link from South Africa), who will read from a collection of exploratory texts written in response to this cave dwelling fish. Professor Harriet Hawkins (Geography,Royal Holloway University, London) will then discuss the wider themes of the exhibition.
FLORA PARROTT is an artist and researcher currently undertaking a TECHNE funded PhD between the Geography Department at Royal Holloway University London and the Printmaking Department at The Royal College of Art. Her work looks at the subterranean, experiences of darkness and the restructuring of the senses. The work is inherently collaborative, often developed with other artists and has worked with earth scientists, an evolutionary biologist, geographers and historians - it is important to Parrott that these relationships are ongoing and foster a sense of exchange.
LINDIWE MATSHIKIZA is an artist working mainly with performance, directing and writing. She uses her background and training in theatre-making as a base from which to approach other kinds of work, often collaborative, exploratory projects that take on more than one form over time. Recent work includes the play/film Desert, experimental documentary and life-writing work with Grace Mothiba Bapela – One Take Grace – and her performance and collusion in the partly fictional, metatextual project Film Festival Film which recently premiered at the 69th Berlinale.