AGAINST ORDINARY LANGUAGE
20–26 NOVEMBER 2017 AT 10.00–17.50
Touch and handle sculptures whilst exploring the relationship between language and learning, legality, sexuality and knowledge.
Join artist Sarah Browne for a gym-inspired installation and series of artist films.
Transforming Tate Exchange Liverpool into a gym-like environment, Browne will introduce sculptures that can be touched, handled and used. Made and constructed from gym equipment and disability aids, they have been produced to be used as training tools, even if their purpose is not obvious.
‘I am in the gym three out of every four days. What happens there? What does language look like in this place? According to cliche, athletes are stupid. Meaning: they are inarticulate… but my experience when I am in the gym is that I am immersed in a rich and complex world.‘ – Kathy Acker (queer, feminist, novelist and bodybuilder)
Monday: Sarah Browne, Report to an Academy, 2016
Tuesday: Imogen Stidworthy, Barrabackslarrabang, 2005
Thursday: Stuart Marshall and Neil Bartlett, Pedagogue, 1988
Friday: Sarah Browne, BREAKDOWN, 2017