Time is a Sausage
17.09.09 – 19.12.09
Time is a Sausage (A Show of Shows)
8 autonomous exhibitions that each contribute, be it through gesture or residue, to the exhibition in Gallery 1. 'Time is a Sausage' will not remain static but will evolve in tandem with 'A Show of Shows'. This 3 month long exhibition will close on 19th December, with a performance by Holly Pester in the gallery, followed by gig and a party, for full details see below. Openings will take place on the following Thursdays at 6–8pm:
17/09 – 26/09 Susan MacWilliam
17/09 – 26/09 Ron Haselden
01/10 – 10/10 Neil Hedger
15/10 – 24/10 Walter Swennen
29/10 – 31/10 Kim Noble
05/11 – 07/11 Harald Smykla
12/11 – 21/11 Phyllida Barlow and Steve Johnson
26/11 – 05/12 Sharon Kivland
10/12 – 19/12 John Strutton and Lucy Pawlak
Saturday 19 December:
6pm: A closing performance in the gallery, Holly Pester will perform 'Loop the Loop', a live text piece that explores transmission, translation and adaptation. Through a cryptic treatment of Harold Pinter's Nobel Prize acceptance speech, 'Loop the Loop' inhabits the archive and experiments with nostalgic notions of media. www.hollypester.com
8pm until late: A Party of Parties (Time is a Sausage, A Show of Shows):
Bands: The Mountain Tops/Arthur Brick/Special Guest DJs
Venue: The Betsey Trotwood, 56 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell
London EC1R 3BL, T 020 7252 4285 www.thebetsey.com
A Poem reasoning what is Time which stopped
Making Sense when i made It Rhyme
Time is a sausage and thyme is a herb
Time is a doing word but not a verb.
The present divides the future and past,
What could happen next and what happened last.
Black holes, mountain tops or the equator
Force us to make time early or later;
Linear, cyclical, dilation, space,
Pastimes and good times or one moment's grace;
The time of the season or of our lives
Nothing which makes up these things will survive.
Running and passing and ticking on clocks
Metering out evenings with each of its tocks.
We live in a bubble where time is squeak
But you will forget that this time next week.
(sonnet: Iphgenia Baal on 31.10.08)
(image: Phyllida Barlow and Steve Johnson 'Deep Time' 2009, photography by Andy Keate, from left to right: Phyllida Barlow, 'untitled: polystyrene, bonding plaster, cement, scrim, paint' (40 h x 40 x 45 cm) 2009. Phyllida Barlow, 'Object for object series (ongoing since 1994) Object for an upturned desk 2009, cement over polystyrene, paint (130 h x 290 x 200 cm) Steve Johnson, 'Acht Uhr Dreißig' 2009, mixed media (65 x 65 x 35 cm) photograph by Andy Keate)
Time is a Sausage
Ailbhe Ní Bhriain, Anisa Sarah Hawes, Anon, Ansel Krut, Benjamin Swaim, Charlie Tweed, Christopher Hanlon, Claudia Sarnthein, Denis Glaser, Eglé de Richemont, Eric Gill, Felicity Powell, Gerard Wilson, Gordon Cheung, Harald Smykla, Haris Epaminonda, Henry Krokatsis, Ian Homerston, James Brooks, Jeffrey T Y Lee, John Strutton, Kim Noble, Lara Viana, Lee Edwards, Lucy Pawlak, Marcel Dinahet, Marino Marini, Matthew Wilkinson, Maurizio Anzeri, Mhairi Vari, Miho Sato, Neil Hedger, Nicolas Deshayes, Phyllida Barlow, Prunella Clough, Rachel Adams, Ron Haselden, Sharon Kivland, Siân Pile, Stephen Dunne, Steve Johnson, Susan MacWilliam, Tom Dale, Walter Swennen, Xanthe Mosley.