GISELLE STANBOROUGH | VANISHING ADDRESS PERFORMANCE LECTURE17 April 2021 — 17 April 2021
Giselle Stanborough, Undead Letters, 2021, Cement Fondu Commission. Image by Jessica Maurer.
Join us on April 17th at 5pm for a performance lecture by artist Giselle Stanborough. The performance will activate her installation, ‘Undead Letters’, commissioned for our current exhibition ‘Textbook for Desire’, which runs 20 March – 2 May.
Considering the persistence of unfulfilled desires from and for the past, the performance will take place within the Textbook for Desire lecture theatre, a central performative and architectural element of the exhibition and canvas for a painted wall installation by Stanborough.
The installation and live lecture functions as a self-portrait as a ghost, giving homage to undying yet uneventuated histories and futures. Stanborough writes that ‘the ghost (dis)embodies knowledge not acknowledged, desires frustrated and business unfinished. She is a figure of the past that refuses to pass and who relentlessly locates herself in the future.’ On the 17th Stanborough will re-perform a recorded monologue about ghosts, haunting, memory and forward-facing nostalgia.
This performance is free, however seating is limited. Click here to RSVP
Prior to Stanborough’s performance, attend a dance performance by Alice Weber and collaborators from 3-5pm for the launch of Weber’s new Project Space exhibition ‘Dream Cellscapes.’