The Narrator – Autumn Season Open Weekend 2019

11:00am-5:00pm, 14–15 September 2019

The Narrator
Autumn Season Open Weekend

Dates: Saturday 14 – Sunday 15 September 2019
Open: 11am-5pm
Pop-up Café open 11am-5pm

Part of Angus Doors Open Day 

Come to Hospitalfield for our Autumn Season Open Weekend to see new art works, attend a talk, explore the house and gardens, visit the Mortuary Chapel or have lunch in our Pop-up Café.

Artists: Sarah Forrest, Joanne Tatham & Tom O’Sullivan

Sarah Forrest is an artist based in Glasgow who often works with film, installation, text and sound in her work. For the Autumn Season Open Weekend, Forrest is making a new moving image and performance work that plays with the trope of the ‘unreliable narrator’. The work focusses on a magician’s complicated relationship to the truth, drawing its content and concept from the unspoken contract that exists between magician and spectator, that ultimately permits deception. At selected moments throughout the Open Weekend, the installed video work will be accompanied by a scripted performance to complicate and potentially compromise understandings of the work. Forrest’s new commission builds on her previous performance The Narrator (2018) which she presented last Autumn at Hospitalfield.

Joanne Tatham and Tom O’Sullivan’s new publication The Bittercup is a novelistic response to artist Lil Neilson’s archive of paintings and sketch books left on her death in 1998. Lil Neilson met Joan Eardley in 1960 at Hospitalfield and the two artists worked alongside one another at The Watchie, their studio in Catterline Aberdeenshire, in the early 1960s. The Bittercup is published by Bookworks with Hospitalfield and the support of Ann Steed who holds the Neilson estate. The Bittercup will be launched at Hospitalfield.

Image courtesy of Sarah Forrest 2019. Production still, HD video, camera: Natalie McGowan.

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