Now We Have Met
16.06.17 7.30pm - 9.30pm
‘Now We Have Met’ is a project by Naomi Gilby that takes as its central premise a plethora of anonymous handwritten poetry, collected over many years and only ever read by the artist; until now. This project is about interactions and connections both physical and virtual, the difference between place and space, and how people connect over subject matter.
Through installation, sound and performance ‘Now We Have Met’ will use the intimate domestic environment of BasementArtsProject as a space for reflection and communion; a place in which old memories can be recalled and new ones created. Gilby’s practice is one of social engagement that encourages the building of relationships between people and place through the lens of her artwork.
Friday 16th June | 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Saturday 17th June | 2pm – 4pm
Sunday 18th June | 2pm – 4pm
Monday 19th June | 11am – 2pm
Saturday 24th June | 2pm – 4pm
Sunday 25th June | 2pm – 4pm
Monday 26th June | 11am – 2pm
Lunchtime Conversations: Naomi Gilby
Thursday 29th June 12.30pm – 2.30pm
Places are limited and booking for this event is essential.
Contact Bruce Davies at email@example.com or on 0750 672 1504
Exhibition remains Open By Appointment until
Monday 17th July
#NowWeHaveMet is more than just a social media tag. Now We Have Met is also an exhibition and an exhortation to act upon the interactions that we make as human beings.
Gilby’s work takes as its premise a basic tenet that is central to the existence of BasementArtsProject, that is that art is not distant and separate, austere or aloof and alienating, but is in fact something that facilitates engagement; not just with the art but with each other. Having moved through all modes of artistic production over the years it cannot be said that BasementArtsProject was unwilling to experiment with form. For this exhibition utilises what is naturally an intimate space and creates an environment that will engage people and create an atmosphere for introduction, conversation and communion
As part of #NowWeHaveMet we would like to encourage people to take part in an interactive element. The most important part of this interaction is to visit the exhibition and enjoy yourself, the work, the wine, the food, the people. Before you leave please take a badge with you, although you do not have to, then post a photograph of the badge wherever it ends up, on social media – Facebook, Twitter or Instagram titled #NowWeHaveMet . . . or if you do not have social media then e-mail a photograph to BasmentArtsProject and we shall add all your images to the message board at BasementArtsProject. Having taken you part you will then become a part of the experience.