10 Nov 2012 - 25 Nov 2012
Tereza Stehlíková: Every Mother and Every Daughter
Czech film-maker Tereza Stehlíková and American sculptor Rosalyn Driscoll have created a haunting installation that merges video and sculpture. The exhibition leads visitors from outside to inside, from light to darkness, from world to underworld—and back again. The two artists explore the infinite progression of life passing through generations, from mother to daughter and from daughter back to mother. These themes, embedded in the Greek myth of Demeter and Persephone, are unearthed in a contemporary family history and explored in the installation
Sculptural video installation by
Rosalyn Driscoll and Tereza Stehlíková
Hours: Friday – Sunday 2 – 6 pm
Or by appointment*
Preview: Friday, 9th November, 6-9 pm
talk: 17th November, 4 pm
Contact: Tel: +44 (0) 20
7328 7878, Email: email@example.com
* please contact Tereza on firstname.lastname@example.org, or 07974572059
Stehlikova filmed her grandmother, mother and daughter in their country home in Bohemia, focusing her camera on the bonds, tensions and displacements between the generations. Driscoll has made sculptures of translucent, amber-coloured rawhide that receive and transform the video projections, giving the disembodied images body and dimensionality.
Tereza Stehlikova is a filmmaker and an artist, based in London. She is currently engaged in an exploration of tactility and its relation to moving image, which formed the basis of her PhD research at the Royal College of Art. She is also a lecturer at the University of Westminster and the RCA, and a founder of Art in Touch – an international art collective committed to making multisensory, collaborative artwork. www.terezast.com.
Rosalyn Driscoll is a sculptor living in Massachusetts, USA, whose work has long explored the senses of touch, movement, and proprioception. Her artwork has been exhibited internationally and received awards from the Dartington Hall Trust, UK, Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico, New England Foundation for the Arts, and Massachusetts Cultural Council. She is also a member of Art in Touch. www.rosalyndriscoll.com.
Kingsgate Gallery, Kingsgate Workshops Trust, 110-116 Kingsgate Road, London, NW6 2JG
From: 10 Nov 2012
To: 25 Nov 2012