Jonathan Baldock, Photo: James E Smith

Multiple points in this crude landscape
Commission #1
Jonathan Baldock

PREVIEW AND PERFORMANCE: Friday 9 May, 18:00–21:00

For the first commission within Multiple points in this crude landscape, Jonathan undertook a period in-residence, to create a new sculptural installation. Using the former school hall at Primary as a space for production, Jonathan experimented with the scale of this high vaulted room to create a striking new series of works.

The preview offered the only opportunity to see this installation inhabited by a performance made in collaboration with choreographer Florence Peake, which explored how his sculptures might be performed and what their function could be. Offering a visual tableau that you could step inside and walk around, as masked characters sat within and climbed through the orifices of an imposing mask-monument, wheeled dislocated body parts around the space, or draped themselves skin-like over sculptural mounds.

Read Emma Hart’s text on Jonathan Baldock, ‘Never be cool’

Multiple points in this crude landscape

Embracing crude forms and transformations, the initial strand of commissions across 2014 are presented as an almost malleable landscape where images, objects and sounds morph into each other, and appear to conform to a different set of physical rules. Each commission will allow layers of artwork to be visible through the installation, and considers the way that pieces of work, work together, rather than function as isolated objects.

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