Public Lecture

Jefford Horrigan: The After Image

where: Knut Knaus (auditorium)

KMD, Møllendalsveien 61

when: Monday 19 February 19:00 - 21:00

Monday Lecture

Jefford Horrigan rarely records his live performances, preferring to make a filmed version and like all adaptations there is a duty to weight a different emphasis and to change the ending. During the evening he will screen a collection of these films; each possessing an intrinsic logic but not answerable to common sense.

Jefford Horrigan makes short performances and videos rooted in sculpture where he moves, manipulates and sometimes dances with furniture until they become a different entity.

Jefford Horrigan lives and works in London. He makes performances and short films rooted in sculpture. In these works furniture and household objects are moved and manipulated until they take on a different entity. As well as honoring the usual working out, planning and thinking roles his drawing are often employed as a way to make performance proposals, substituting text and equally side stepping the demands for documentation. Some recent performances and exhibitions include: 2014 - die Nacht Pfau (performance). Centrum. Berlin. 2013 - The Facilitator: An Organized Love Story (performance) for The World Turned Upside Down: Buster Keaton, Sculpture and the Absurd. Mead Gallery. Warwick Arts Centre. Warwick. Thea and Rotterdam (short films) for ‘when i get home i hope’, a simultaneous screening of four artists work. South London Gallery. London. 2011 - The Dissolve (performance) for Katrina Palmer Presents Dubious Objects and Made-up Texts, Readings and Performances. Transmission Gallery. Glasgow. 2010 - The DRESSER (performance) for Talk Show/ Speakeasy. ICA. London. 2008 - Sodium Angel/ Teresa (performances). South London Art Gallery. London. 2007 - The Four Stages of Cruelty (performance) Tate Britain. London.

Image: Still from The Minotaur, Jefford Horrigan