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Extended Hermeneutics – Historic futures shine a light on the present and offer ergonimicaly pleasing performances of resolution to our snarly personal problems. Or Re-poesis: undead art rises up again in the service of our inquiries.

Jennifer uses the sprawling meta-expanse of Bauhaus Imaginista as a divining system, individual readings are offered to those who desire them.

Chosen art works and concepts from the Nottingham Contemporary exhibition Still Undead: Pop Culture in Britain Beyond the Bauhaus are rendered to card form and read as a sort of conversational tarot. The reading addresses a problem posed by the audience member and through a discussion prompted by the cards, art works and art movements long concluded regain agency and independence and offer their advice.

This performance, between life coach and palm reader invests in the pleasure of reading removed from the necessity to arrive at a final definition of the sign that is read, affording the art works and the Bauhaus a level of autonomy, including their right to remain opaque and resonant even as we pursue the (delightful) desire for meaning and resolution.

1 -1 slots lasting 30 minutes will be available to book between 12pm and 5.15pm.

Suitable for ages 12+


FranceDance UK

Jennifer Lacey is supported by FranceDance UK, a unique contemporary dance festival presented by the Institut Français du Royaume-Uni running Aug-Nov 2019 during which 16 leading UK institutions will host 50+ performances by 14 French Artists. The festival particularly highlights diversity and the work of women choreographers, many of whom are present in the UK for the first time.

Extended Hermeneutics by Jennifer Lacey
presented at Nottingham Contemporary

Nottingham Contemporary, Weekday Cross
Nottingham, NG1 2GB

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