Kirstie Macleod: Lacrimosa exhibition now showing

Showing until 30th October
in the greenhouse, Guernsey Information Centre

An exhibition of textile works by London based artist Kirstie Macleod. The exhibition showcases the etherial and beautiful Lacrimosa performance (through film, sound and photography). This ambitious site specific underwater performance, the garment worn by the artist and resulting exhibition were commissioned by the Guernsey Arts Commission, and inspired by the rich textile culture of our island, in particular the guernsey (jumper).

Lacrimosa sees the performer and the garment locked in a cyclical battle as the delicate entangled dress prevents the performer from ever reaching the surface of the water.

Lacrimosa perfromance (detail)

Lacrimosa performance (detail)

Lacrimosa performance

Lacrimosa performance


“A common theme throughout my work is garments misbehaving in performance, it’s an attempt to challenge expectations of the comfort, protection and identity normally associated with such objects. It has been incredibly exciting to explore and respond to the rich history and folklore of Guernsey and express it through textile and performance.”
Kirstie Macleod, August 2009

Exhibition opening times:
Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm
Sunday: 9am – 1pm (until 27th September)
Admission is free

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