Getting Close But Then Again Not Close At All
12 June 2014
12.30pm Darwin Foyer Steps; Gustave Tuck Steps; Main Steps
1.50pm Gustave Tuck Steps
2pm and 2.45pm Darwin LT
3pm Gustave Tuck Steps
3.50pm Gustave Tuck Steps, Main Steps
Created especially for the One Day in the City Festival, part two of the two-part work ‘Getting close but then again not close at all’ (part one is on show at UCL Art Museum) is a live installation comprising eight performers with objects. The script, written in collaboration with UCL Art Museum visitors in response to prints by Giovanni Piranesi held in the museum collection, addresses some ongoing themes in the artist’s work: repetition as a perceived source of learning, but also a tool for abstraction, (mis)communication and (mis)interpretation in contemporary urban fabric, and references to backstage workings of theatre and cinema in comparison with the work of our own bodies.