- Christian Nyampeta
- 16 April to 2 July 2016
To coincide with 'The Peculiar People' exhibition, Gallery 2 houses an installation by the artist Christian Nyampeta. This space has been designed by the artist as a framework to an evolving radical library and dynamic programme of performances, permaculture experiments, readings and public discussions which extend, question and re-examine modes of non-conformity within a wider cultural and political context.
16 April 2016, 7.00pm
The exhibition will open with artist Lina Lapelyte’s, Ladies, 2015, a performance-concert featuring four women from the Lietuva ensemble.
28 April 2016, 7.00pm
Artist and writer Caspar Heinemann will read from their ever evolving pastoral poem Good Health & Safety, 2015–ongoing. To coincide with this event artist and writer Hannah Black will launch her Focal Point Gallery new commission for Big Screen Southend.
12 May 2016, 7.00pm
Ken Worpole writes on architecture, landscape, planning, design, and social history. In this talk, Worpole provides an overview of the nonconformist impulse in the Essex landscape (and its forms of settlement), and asks how this impulse fares today.
26 May 2016, 7.00pm
Under the heading of OPEN DOOR, OPEN HEART, poet, philosopher and social activist Penny Rimbaud discusses notions of community, radical lifestyle and acts of resistance.
4 June 2016, 2.00pm
Artist Christian Nyampeta will address and extend his research into idiorrhythmy, a formational concept for regional utopian imaginaries drawn from early monasticism, proposed through Roland Barthes’ How To Live Together.
The public programme to accompany this project is curated by Ellen Greig, Assistant Curator.
All these events are free and all are welcome to attend.