EXHIBITION Opening up: Threads and Beelines
Time & Location
About the event
The Outside the Box: Open-Air Performance as a Pandemic Response project team is delighted to invite you to the opening of an exhibition at MakeTank, Exeter on:
*Sunday 5th December 4pm*
This opening marks the closing of the Outside the Box project and introduces the Open-air Performance and Environment Network (O-P-E-N).
Outside the Box was initiated as a response to the Covid-19 pandemic, and a desire to celebrate open air, environmentally engaged, in-person assembly through performance practice.
The exhibition will feature artefacts and images from Louise Ann Wilson’s ‘Tell it the Bees’ and Lizzie Philps’s ‘GPS Embroidery: Acts of (In) visible Repair’, showcasing elements of these performance works in key sites across Exeter. ‘Tell it the Bees’ traced honeybee/ life-event/Covid 19 interconnections across the city. ‘Acts of (In) visible Repair used GPS technology to embroider environmental repair into landscapes affected by flooding.
We are delighted to welcome both artists back to Exeter as they reflect upon their work in this new context.
Outside the Box worked with civic partners in Exeter to identify public and privately-owned public spaces that might safely be used for open air performance, aligned with the environmental aspiration to Build Back Better in the Covid-19 cultural recovery.
O-P-E-N is an informal network of Exeter researchers, interested in performance taking place under the sky.