Featuring: Neil Chapman, Seth Cooke, Sarah Hughes, Dominic Lash, David Stent and Will Montgomery and compositions by James Saunders and Manfred Werder
7pm – 10pm, Saturday 15th June 2013
John Hansard Gallery, University of Southampton, SO17 1BJ
The John Hansard Gallery presents the work of two leading world figures within the Land Art movement – Nancy Holt and Robert Smithson – seeking to examine a short but significant moment within their working life together. Developed in consultation with curator Ben Tufnell and Dr Joy Sleeman, who together are co-curating a major exhibition titled Uncommon Ground: Land Art in Britain 1966-1979 at Southampton City Art Gallery from 10 May – 3 August 2013, the John Hansard Gallery continues a story started in the 1960’s.
In August 1969, prompted by Smithson’s inclusion in the seminal exhibition at the ICA, ‘When Attitudes Become Form’, Robert Smithson and Nancy Holt came to the UK and spent one month travelling together to various sites throughout England and Wales. The exhibition will provide a thorough overview of this journey, showing photographic and film works by both artists, made during – and resulting from – their visit.
The exhibition will run 10th May to 17th August 2013. On 15th June, Bang the Bore will present their contribution; a concert featuring composed music, improvisation and field recordings that are directly inspired by the work – and working methods – of Robert Smithson and Nancy Holt. There will also be a special edition of Wolf Notes, published by Compost & Height, to coincide with the event.