The Brink Group Exhibition and Performance Piece by Katrin Spranger

07.10.2023 - 09.09.2023, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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07.10.2023 - 09.09.2023


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Katrin Spranger


Ugly Duck, 49 Tanner Street, SE1 3PL

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The Brink is a three-day expansive exhibition featuring 16 artists and 5 filmmakers and animators, built on sculptures, installations, paintings, performances, and a special screening programme. The exhibition explores the interconnectedness between individuals and the spaces they inhabit and belong to using a stripped-back site as a way to explore the idea of place and conversely, non-place. Liminal sites like this often create a sense of disorientation and alienation, which is used as a point of departure to explore contradictory ways in which we experience space and shape it by our personal and collective memories, culture, and myths.

Spillage is a live body painting performance collaboration between visual artist Katrin Spranger, and performance artist KV Duong. This performance reflects upon the Earth’s finite reservoirs of fossil fuels, notably oil, and our profound reliance on this resource, which subsequently triggers detrimental environmental consequences.

The audience will be confronted with an expanse of a white floor canvas. Within this landscape, the performance artist embodies a hybrid creature—a fusion of seabird and human—adorned in ‘feathered body sculptures,’ navigating a fictitious oil spill. Employing a single screen projection and an evocative soundscape, coupled with a black crude oil mixture, the performance unveils the intrinsic conflict between human dependence on oil and the urgent call to combat climate change.

The performance will take place on Saturday, 7th October at 4pm.

Opening Reception: Saturday, 7 Oct 2023, 3pm – 9pm, performance 4pm

Opening Days: Sunday 8th Oct 12pm – 6pm Monday 9th Oct 12pm – 4pm

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