© Geraldine Gallavardin - "Philly's airport" 2014
“All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players.”
Shakespeare (As You Like It, Jaques in Act II Scene VII)
With PLAY you’ll be swipe into a playful night with skilled sounds twisters flickering free impro, tongues acrobats, troubadours declaiming their enchanting poetry whilst tingleling music, puppetry & existentialism happening, participatory performance dived into conceptual art flavored by physical theater, operatic diva, virtual live performance…
Mark Browne & Adam Bohman, Jude C Montague & Bettina Schroeder, Birgitta Hosea & Lynn Lu, Ludo Skew Wiff Pujol, Geraldine Gallavardin, Dagmar Zeromska & Connie Luk, Sitron Panopoulos, Ram Samocha, Oliver Evelyn-Rahr, Louise Ashcroft, Zuky Serper, Calum F. Kerr & Miyuki Kasahara, Melanie Coles
“ Encounter collages, old curse folk tale, raw video, action drawings statement, social ecology…a delightful blend that embodied a visions of one time, ours…”
The idea of Lab451London is that of a moveable laboratory for international artists to express & emphasize through their own unique art form; a language, whom as a Freedom embodies the way we see & represent the world around us.
The title refers to the dystopian novel from the American writer Ray Bradbury published in 1953 during the McCarthy era & the French New Wave filmmaker François Truffaut who wrote & directed a film adaptation of that novel in 1966.
“Everyone must leave something behind when he dies, my grandfather said. A child or a book or a painting or a house or a wall built or a pair of shoes made. Or a garden planted. Something your hand touched some way so your soul has somewhere to go when you die, and when people look at that tree or that flower you planted, you’re there.
It doesn’t matter what you do, he said, so long as you change something from the way it was before you touched it into something that’s like you after you take your hands away. The difference between the man who just cuts lawns and a real gardener is in the touching, he said. The lawn-cutter might just as well not have been there at all; the gardener will be there a lifetime.”
Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451.
Due to the Gallery capacity, we strongly advise people to come before 7.30pm.
We’ll have refreshments & snacks for the early birds.
Free entry: Donations £2.