Bedwyr Williams: The Gulch, 29 Sep 2016 — 08 Jan 2017

Bedwyr Williams: The Gulch

Barbican Centre, Silk St, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DS, UK

This autumn, Welsh artist Bedwyr Williams sends visitors on a quest through the 90-metre long Curve gallery for his first solo show in a public space in London. The gallery is transformed into a series of theatrical installations conceived to transport and disorient the viewer. Taking the vertiginous gorge-like form of the Curve as his starting point and title, Williams plays on the winding, linear nature of the space. He subverts any expectation of conventional narrative by creating a series of physical and metaphorical twists and turns. Gallery visitors descend into the space, navigating from one seemingly disparate scene to the next on a journey that summons surreal visions and imagined plots. From a pair of singing running shoes to a depressed hypnotist and a talking goat, visitors are confronted by various protagonists and in turn find themselves invited to stage their own performances.

Contacts & Details
Mon – Sun 10 am – 7 pm
Bank Holidays 12 pm – 7 pm

T: +44 020 7638 8891

Barbican Centre, Silk St, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DS, UK

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