Wednesday, 17 February 2010
Louder Than Bombs.....Art, Action and Activism
7 Weeks, 7 Residencies, 7 Ways to Activate Change
Stanley Picker Gallery in collaboration with the Live Art Development Agency
9 February - 27 March 2010
Featuring: Steven Levon Ounanian & Thomas Thwaites / Áine Phillips /
Sean Burn / Ansuman Biswas / Stacy Makishi & Yoshiko Shimada /
Prick Your Finger / The Vacuum Cleaner
Week 2: Áine Phillips ³The Lost Runway²
Using the conventions of the fashion show format, Áine Phillips¹ The Lost Runway is a collection of specially created sculptural costumes, each dedicated to a Œlost girl¹ as a living personal monument embodying the story of her life. The Lost Runway is an ideological space invested with beauty, desire, loss and longing. The work is a sensitive, poetic and challenging testimonial to missing persons, and the lifelong searches of their friends and families, giving public form to private memory in the service of human freedom and the right to the protection of life.
Please visit www.stanleypickergallery.org for full opening times.
³The Lost Runway² Performance Event
Saturday 20 February at 2pm
Gallery open from 12-4pm
In this performative catwalk event, Áine Phillips will memorialise Lost Girls from around the world in a series of costumes modeled as live personal monuments by fashion students from Kingston University, together with performance artists from the UK and Ireland.
Stanley Picker Gallery
Kingston upon Thames
For directions please visit www.stanleypickergallery.org and click "the gallery".
Please visit www.stanleypickergallery.org and the ³Louder than Bombs² dedicated Facebook page for more information about the rest of the programme.