Wylde, Gillian (2016) THE DAY THE WORLD TURNED DAY GLO. [Exhibition]

Item Type: Exhibition
Event Summary: THE DAY THE WORLD TURNED DAY GLO/Arnolfini Gallery Bristol /Friday 29 July 2016 to Sunday 11 September 2016
Creators: Wylde, Gillian
Abstract / Summary:

Exhibition commission Arnolfini Gallery Bristol.

While influenced by the punk processes of the late 1970s, the installation also mimics an internet browser, with multiple windows and programmes open at the same time. Throughout the summer, local performers will activate the space through choreographed movements, readings and actions.

The project’s title is taken from a song from X Ray Spex’s 1978 album, Germ Free Adolescents and front woman, Poly Styrene’s reflections on punk’s relationship to developments in technology and synthetic materials. Taking this as a starting point, the installation explores ideas of a ‘punk process' and punk aesthetics in relation to the seismic shifts of the post digital/internet world: a world of internet browser doings, google searches and Wikipedia factualities.

Taking a low-fi approach similar to amateurism or ‘cut and paste’, the artist explores tensions and hidden or disobedient desires, questioning dominant narratives around punk, to consider race, gender and sexuality, present-ness and resistance.

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Date: 29 July 2016
Funders: Arnolfini Gallery
Subjects: Performance > Dance > Choreography
Film & TV
Arts > Historical
Arts > Fine Art
Writing & Journalism
Courses by Department: The Falmouth School of Art > Fine Art
Depositing User: Gillian Wylde
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2017 15:41
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2017 08:20


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