In the EU’s capital city, where so many travellers from the Global South are now stopping off in order to head further North, a couple of Scottish artists are building an installation throughout the day that points to the “real” North: magnetic… and metaphorical.
Adam York Gregory & Gillian Jane Lees (UK)
Gillian Jane Lees is a performer based in Glasgow, Scotland, whose practice focuses on theatre and performance. She rigorously seeks to construct and control her environment over long hours, or even days of work. She creates long-lasting, physically demanding and mentally exhausting performances. Her interest lies in that fleeting instant in which her will to succeed collides with her diminished physical ability to complete each task. She has performed in the UK, Canada, and the U.S.A. She works extensively as a duo with artist Adam York Gregory, notably on the performances Taking The Time, Blasted, and Full Stop. Together, they seek to explore the notion of the “imagined ideal” through subjective performance, objective experimentation, documentation and observation.
Adam York Gregory is a British scientist, game-designer, composer, draughtsman, filmmaker and visual artist. His practice reflects each of these disciplines, regularly combining them in order to create new areas of artistic exploration. In particular, he uses his experience as a research scientist as a starting point in order to discover innovative artistic explorations and methodologies. His work has mainly been exhibited/performed in England, but he has also worked in Scotland and the U.S.A. A number of his productions have been made as a duo with Gillian Jane Lees, including the performances Taking The Time, Blasted and Full Stop. Together, they aspire to explore the notion of the “imagined ideal” through subjective performance, objective experimentation, documentation and observation.
08:00 > 22:00
Ancien Musée de Bruxelles-Nord, Brussels
With the support of Scotland House.