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From This World, to That Which Is to Come by Mel Brimfield
18 Mar 2021 - 30 Aug 2021
Please note this exhibition at The Tetley is online until 21 May 2021, when The Tetley re-opens.
Mel Brimfield's interdisciplinary and collaborative practice is rooted in scripted performance, incorporating live work, moving image, staged audio, installation and drawing. Operating at the intersection of theatre, live art and film, Brimfield’s work aims to bring audiences for the arts together and erode historic distinctions between creative fields. From This World, to That Which Is to Come takes its title from John Bunyan’s 1678 parable The Pilgrim’s Progress, which describes a fictional pilgrimage from ‘The City of Destruction’ to ‘The Celestial City’.
Brimfield reimagines this tale as a loose allegory for a collapse of mental health and the fraught journey to recovery. This exhibition marks the culmination of two years’ work, based on a research residency at Bethlem Royal Hospital’s National Psychosis Unit and Kings College Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience in 2018-19. Brimfield conducted interviews and workshops collecting personal testaments from patients, carers, nursing staff, neuroscientists, clinicians and activists.
The resulting series of works explore the alienating effects of mental ill-health and treatment at an individual, familial and societal level, whilst presenting a celebration of the radical potential of collective creative action and kindness.
During this period of social distancing and lockdown due to Coronavirus we advise that you check directly with the organiser of this event that it is going ahead as publicised.
- Free Event
- Adults only
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