boyleANDshaw presents DIGGIN
I search for a surge of wholeness
amidst this senseless stagnation
insisting on deepening the void
I want to hide something from everyone’s sight and to dig
I’ll pick up a shovel and start to dig…
For Gate Curate boyleANDshaw present a new installation work entitled DIGGIN a poetic response to the current play at The Gate Theatre by playwright Rodrigo Garcia. Since 2007 boyleANDshaw have created a rich body of performance and multimedia works. Eschewing standard chronologies, the artists often couple disjointed structures in their pieces, defined by an absence of narrative and clashing imagery that generates the initial effect of a baffling, rambling monologue. Once acclimatised however, it is possible to make out themes, structures and connections that trace out an ever-expanding and idiosyncratic universe veering from perverse humour to elegiac sentimentality and from utopian optimism to bleak despair.
The installation can be viewed before a performance or by appointment from the 6th-29th March 2014.
boyleANDshaw is a collaboration between Adrian R Shaw and Matthew Boyle. They have worked in partnership since 2007. Committed to exploring collaborative practice, they frequently elaborate their projects with other artists and performers. Their works include Dynamite Fighter (Artprojx at GSK Contemporary, Royal Academy, 2008), The Funnel of Love (176 Gallery, 2009), Maiastra, Please Sing! (Romanian Cultural Institute, 2009) and The Filthy Songs Of Their Fathers (Guest Projects, 2010), The Scuttler (ICA, 2010), THERE ARE THE LIVING, THE DEAD, AND THOSE WHO GO TO SEA (Calvert 22, 2010) and d0gland (ICA, 2011), THE MARMALADE FACT0RY(The Ragged School Museum, 2012), Late Night Live: Draw (Turner Contemporary, Margate, 2012), away br0ken play (V22, London, 2012), bAsel HimBeerMarmelade8888888888888888888 (Schwarzwaldallee, Basel),The Will Gompertz Fringe (ICA, 2013), JERIKO with Studio for Electronic Theatre (National Maritime Museum, 2013)
GATE CURATE is a new and unique collaboration between the Gate Theatre, CHELSEA space and Chelsea Arts Club Trust. Every Gate show will feature an installation in our foyer by an emerging visual artist that responds to the play.