10am – 5pm both days. £60.
Tim Spooner’s performance work consists of the building of experimental systems of people, objects, technology and language, where these things and their behaviours become enmeshed and inter-reliant.
The Lab takes place in the theatre and starts with the idea of presentation or demonstration, but looks for new and stranger types of evidence for the events that happen on stage, and will work on obscuring those that are more immediately apparent. The Lab is a series of experiments looking at, for example, changing the scale on which processes are perceived, appealing to senses beyond the obvious, working on putting the focus somewhere else, hearing things rather than seeing them, backgrounding the human being, and hiding on the stage.
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Tim Spooner works in performance, collage, painting and sculpture. His work uses materials and objects in ways that reveal unexpected properties, aiming to open up perspectives beyond the human scale. Fundamentally interested in unpredictability, his work is an exercise in balancing control with a lack of it in the handling of the materials he is working with. Since 2010, Tim has created a series of increasingly complex live works centred around the revelation of “life” in material.
Recent projects include The Voice of Nature, an interconnected system of fragile sculptures; The Assembly of Animals, made for young audiences and concerned with the abstraction of an animal form; and The Telescope, which uses a microscope camera to reveal a universe of miniature objects manipulated using magnets, electricity and chemical reactions. Alongside, and in relation to these projects, he has produced a continuous stream of paintings and collages.