Our new exhibition, KYMMATA: The gods for playmates, is a five day exhibition consisting of a busy and exciting programme of sound, installation artwork and performance. KYMMATA challenges the ethereal dynamic that exists between artists and their practice. The project explores the unique idolatry formulated around the work that is produced and alludes to how the artwork itself can be seen to take on a personality, form and character. The theme also explores the idea of creative playfulness between ‘creator’ and ‘subject’, sculpting the amorphous clay of inquiry and rustling the leaves of one’s internal wilderness.
This exhibition has been curated by one of our Gallery Assistants, Lex Blintzios, a recent graduate of Oxford Brookes University’s MA in Contemporary Arts & Music. He has carefully selected a range of sound and visual artists, dancers and poets to collectively channel the processes and relationships they have with their muses. O3 Gallery will function as a hub and platform for this excursion into the oeuvre of creative dialoguing.
Kymmata takes its name from the Greek word for waves and ‘The gods for playmates’, is a phrase appropriated from the poem ‘Crow’s Playmates’ by Ted Hughes, which is originally part of a larger collection called ‘Crow’.
The exhibition comprises of two halves: From Wednesday 28th January to Friday 30th January there will be an exhibition of installation by Alex Allmont, Lee Riley, Martin Tanton and Kate Abolins. Cities and Memory by Stuart Fowkes will be playing throughout the exhibition. Cities and Memory is a global field recording & sound art work that presents both the present reality of a place, but also its imagined, alternative counterpart – remixing the world, one sound at a time. Check out the website here http://citiesandmemory.com/
On Saturday 31st January and Sunday 1st February, there will be a series of performances including Dance, music, sound and spoken word. Find the schedule below:
Kymmata: The gods for playmates: SCHEDULE
11am- 11.30pm Performance by Peta Lloyd
12pm- 12.30pm Performance by Craig Green
1pm- 2pm Performance by Oxford Improvisers
2.30pm- 2.50pm Performance by Efthymios Chatzigiannis
3.15pm-4pm Performance by Austin Sherlaw-Johnson and Stavroula Kounadea
12.30pm-1pm Lee Riley and Macarena Ortuzar
1.30pm- 1.50pm Performance by Malcolm Atkins and When my Grandfather was a Fish
2pm- 2.20pm Performance by Kate Abolins
3pm- 3.30pm Set by John Harries (Lake Dysmal)
3.40pm- 4pm Set by Malcolm Atkins and When my Grandfather was a Fish
Exhibiting artists across the project include: Alex Allmont, Craig Green, Lee Riley, Macarena Ortuzar, Martin Tanton, Kate Abolins, Stavroula Kounadea, Austin Sherlaw-Johnson, John Harries (Lake Dysmal), Stuart Fowkes, Oxford Improvisers, Peta Lloyd, Mohan, Malcolm Atkins, Efthymios Chatzigiannis, Paola Esposito and Flavia Coube.
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