LYNETTE WALLWORTH - Evolution of Fearlessness
An exhibition by Lighthouse for Brighton Festival 2011
7 May - 9 June 2011
An intimate, interactive installation dealing with loss, survival and strength.
Go beyond cinema in this immersive, interactive exploration of the strength of the human spirit. The work incorporates filmed portraits of several women from countries including Afghanistan‚ Sudan‚ Iraq and El Salvador.
Lighthouse was delighted to be part of Brighton Festival 2011, guest directed by Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi. We partnered with the festival on the presentation of two major exhibitions by contemporary artists, Kutluğ Ataman and Lynette Wallworth.
Australian artist, Lynette Wallworth showed two installations at the University of Brighton’s galleries: Evolution of Fearlessness and Damavand Mountain.
Evolution of Fearlessness is an intimate, interactive installation dealing with loss, survival and strength. The work incorporates filmed portraits of several women, originating from countries such as Afghanistan‚ Sudan‚ Iraq and El Salvador. They have lived through wars‚ or survived concentration camps or extreme acts of violence and are brought directly to the audience, through this intimate installation, to share their stories.
Built around the importance of gesture‚ and responsive to touch, Evolution of Fearlessness provides a tactile gateway to the women contained in the piece. Whilst cinematic techniques are at the heart of Evolution of Fearlessness, the work goes beyond cinema in its immersive and interactive form, revealing the strength of the human spirit.
The work resonated strongly with the themes running through Brighton Festival 2011, which have been inspired by the courage of its guest curator, Aung San Suu Kyi.
These exhibitions, and the presentation of Kutluğ Ataman’s installation Mesopotamian Dramaturgies, marked a new phase of Lighthouse’s work, where we are taking our programmes beyond our own venue.
Dates: 7 May – 9 June 2011
31 May – 2 June: 10am – 5pm / Friday 3 June: 10am – 3pm
Saturday 4 June: 12noon – 8pm / Sunday 5 June: 12noon – 6pm
6 – 8 June: 10am – 8pm / Thursday 9 June: 10am – 4pm
Venue: University of Brighton Gallery, 58-67 Grand Parade, Brighton
Presented at the University of Brighton galleries in partnership with Brighton Festival.
Curated by Lighthouse.
Produced by Forma.
Commissioned by New Crowned Hope.
Supported by Arts Council England
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