Join us to witness a site specific show from one of the World’s foremost performance artists!
The event will be part of the launch evening of visual art festival Deptford X.
“one of the UK’s most captivating performers”
Manick Govinda, artsadmin London
“an amazing performance artist …”
Lois Keidan, Director of the Live Art Development Agency London.
“an iconic performer” Aaron Wright, Director Fierce Festival.
Shaun Caton is one of the UK’s leading, performance artists. In a career spanning 35 years he has performed at many galleries and museums worldwide. In May 2019 he will perform, il giardino grottesco at the Venice Biennale.
At 139artspace Greenwich, he will use the former shop window to create a mysterious performance that unfolds over time, presenting miniature wunderkammers (cabinets of curiosity) and their metamorphic contents to the scrutiny of passersby. He will make tiny drawings of objects inside the cabinets, on found paper and display them within the cabinets and on his person. Using wire and painted, cardboard cut-out totems, people will be encouraged to project light from torches onto him to create amazing shadows. He will use battery powered magnetic tapes played on analogue cassette players fixed to his body to add atmosphere and ambiance to his performance. The concept of a makeshift, mini-museum within the shop window makes for an unusual and developmental performance project by one of the UK’s leading performers.