‘WHITEOUT’ by Jill Rock. From 3rd of December to 26th of January

WHITEOUT – Jill Rock has invited artists, musicians, poets, writers and performers to explore their relationship to WHITE whether it be scientific, social, mythical, psychological, religious or aesthetic. Celebrating that split second of WHITEOUT – the imagination is accessed and the artist has the freedom to improvise.

In times when all points of reference are being eroded things are known by their shadow – the whiter the white the darker the shadow.

Wherever in the world, painting fragments of wood picked up off the ground, Jill Rock tackles the problem of the relationship between object and subject, working where nature, culture and art meet.

“It is as if in the time consuming and concentrated process of finding, cleaning and painting fragments of wood I am attempting to break down the dualism of object and subject to create a unity. In the work Remember the Dance I became fascinated by the fact that as I built up the layers of white gesso the relationships changed as the shadow took on the dominant role.”

Opening: Thursday December 5th. 6:30;  CYCLOPS – performance by Jo Roberts and KMAT, plus Grassy Noel’s Journey In White, Jill Rock and Nicky Heinen’s Be Not Afeared, and Giles Leaman’s Solo performance on self invented instruments.

Saturday December 7th. 7:00 – 10:30: Films night: Robert Robertson, The River That Walks, Nicky Scott Francis, Obscurity, Mervyn Diese, New White Mix
Sunday December 8th. 3pm – 6pm an afternoon of improvisation with Will Miles (flute), Matt Scott (accordion), Gabriel Keen (piano) and Ivor Kallin (viola)

Saturday 14th. 7.30 – 10.30: Jaime Valtierra programmed improvised event: ‘The Waiting’ with Eve Tenenbaum, Sofia Figurido, Eloise Carles, Grassy Noel, Jill Rock, Nicky Heinen, Yuri Pirondi, Ines Von Bonhorst, Cos Chapman
Sunday 15th. 3pm – 6pm; Mask Making Workshop with Jo Roberts, and live music from Bitten By A Monkey with Steven Myers, Dylan Bates, Roland Bates…..

Saturday 21st 7:00 – 10:30 : Saturnalia – a night of mis-rule
Sunday 22nd Gilgamesh 3pm – 6pm- interpretation by Richard Cardew, reading by Jill Rock accompanied by Nicky Heinen

Saturday January 4th and Sunday January 5th; post coital poetry bash (see here for  details)

Anna Burel
Anna Sikorska
Antonio Mena
Edward Smith
Elizabet Chojak-mysko
Gerald Shepherd
Graham Mackeachan
Jaime Valtierra
Jo Roberts
Jo Wonder
Jolanta Jagiello
Li Williams
Lorraine Clarke
Mary Lemley
M Gallego
Mervyn Diese
Miyuki Kasahara
Nicky Scott-Francis
Noel Macken
Penny Newell
Raffaella Losapio
Richard Cardew
Thomas Cardew
Valentina Colella
Vittoria Biasi
Wayne Chisnall

Sound Installations: Washing Machine Symphony by Frederik Lecok. Whiteout by  Cos Chapman

Jill Rock is a London based artist. A sense of place is important to her and she has worked and shown her work worldwide. This summer she has worked in Nunhead Cemetery London, in Rome creating a solo exhibition “Psychogeographical Wanderings in The Caffarella” and at Kurt Schwitter’s Merzbarn in Cumbria. At Hundred Years Gallery she has found a congenial place where artists meet to explore the relationships between art forms.

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