World Premiere Performance by Grace Schwindt

Magician's Box

Gallery 1

Introduced by Pippa Warrin, Arts Council England Senior Relationship Manager with responsibility for Higher Education & Jamie Eastman, Director of Arts, University of Bath, the performance will be followed by a panel discussion with the artist alongside Rose Cupit, Senior Manager FLAMIN (Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network), and Emily Pethick, Director of The Showroom, London, two of the commissioning bodies behind the film featured in the exhibition.

Featuring an opera singer, a magic box and text read by the artist, the performance Magician’s Box attempts to locate a sense of live-ness in the symbolic and surreal – questioning what’s real, and acknowledging the fragility of such realms. A magic box, created especially for the performance will join the exhibition following.

Referencing the artist’s ongoing enquiry into magic and body of work to date the performance is followed by a late night showing of the ambitious feature film Only a Free Individual Can Create a Free Society –  screened at 8.30pm.

Grace Schwindt (b. 1979, Germany) is an artist based in London working with film, live performance and sculpture. She completed an MA in Fine Art from Slade School of Fine Art, London in 2008. Represented by Zeno X Gallery in Antwerp, her work is distributed by Argos Centre for Media and Art. Recent solo presentations include; Tramway, Glasgow; Site Gallery, Sheffield; Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; Eastside Projects, Birmingham and The Showroom, London.



Please note: Due to this special performance Gallery 1 will be closed from 2pm on Wed 25 May.

6.30pm Reception drinks & welcome
w/ Pippa Warrin (ACE) & Jamie Eastman (UoB)
7.00pm Performance
7.30pm Panel Discussion
w/ Grace Schwindt, Emily Pethick (The Showroom), Rose Cupit (Film London)
8.30pm Screening