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'We Find The body Difficult to Speak'

Date uploaded: April 2, 2015

Artists Patrick Farmer and Sarah Hughes present a new body of work entitled 'We Find The body Difficult to Speak', including sound, video and performance at Grizedale Forest on Friday the 15th of May 2015.

This new work is presented during Lakes Ignite, a programme celebrating arts and culture in the Lake District between the 6th and 26th of May 2015.

'We Find The body Difficult to Speak' comprises a series of text scores that form the basis of sound, video and performance works – all of which have been produced during residencies at Grizedale Forest during 2014 and 2015. The new work builds on the recenty published Yew Grotesque by Patrick Farmer. The book is a text based engagement with listening, written in response to walking at Grizedale Forest and residing in the wooden cabin on the fringe of the forest.

The performance will be held in the galleries at Grizedale Forest Visitor Centre on Friday the 15th May 2015, from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. An installation in the gallery will be on display daily until the 26th of May 2015, between 10am and 4pm.

Admission is free, but for more information or to book click here.

The work directly references the Fluxus art movement that emerged in 1960 through the work of John Cage, George Brecht and Yoko Ono.

These artists questioned the limits of composition and influenced many movements connected with minimalism and conceptual art by expanding ideas around authorship and participation, as well as exploring the boundaries of artistic disciplines.

 Patrick Farmer and Sarah Hughes Performing at Q-02, Belgium

Patrick Farmer and Sarah Hughes Performing at Q-02, Belgium