LightNight 2019 – FACT: Ericka Beckman and Marianna Simnett
Times: 16:00 - 23:00
ERICKA BECKMAN AND MARIANNA SIMNETT
Explore FACT’s galleries after hours and discover the evocative works of Ericka Beckman and Marianna Simnett.
Using technology and classic tropes of fairy tale storytelling, both artists create artworks that are alluring and repelling, sensual and troubling.With work reaching across more than 40 years, the powerful films and installation on display presents strikingly different forms of visual storytelling.
In Gallery 1, Beckman uses imagery, style and language of early computer games – as well as the rigid structures and rules of gaming – to examine the perceived need for women to adhere to societal norms in order to achieve what is expected of them. Upstairs in Gallery 2, Simnett’s visceral language combines mythology and surgery to create tales of morality. Themes of corruption and innocence depict illness and disease, commenting on gender divides in our cultures.
Exhibition continues until Sunday 16 June. Enjoy free exhibition entry all year round.