Another Funny Turn

ANOTHER FUNNY TURN was the first UK solo exhibition of work by artist-duo, Sarah Cockings & Harriet Fleuriot.

 

In this exhibition, the artists took performative possession of their confused teenage selves, reviving dormant personal coping mechanisms to survive their thirties. Responding to both individual and collective motivations behind the consumption of gaming and horror films, their sculptural sound and video installation delved into a disorientating wilderness of dramatic rehearsal driven by catastrophic thinking.

Rocks judder, bushes smirk, shadows twist and walls breathe. Only relics remain. Using deliberate aimlessness executed with military precision, they encounter and test the terrifying and entertaining indifference of nature, lurking and idling amid overgrown ruins whose purposes have morphed. Follow them as they haunt their way along a rambling Hero’s Journey.

Supported by Arts Council, Back Lane West and The Elephant Trust. 

Special thanks to Patrick and Jane Lowry at Back Lane West, Michelle Taylor and Stephen Cockings. Thanks to We Are 336, Glendurgan Gardens and the Fox Family, Carclew, Duncan McGonigle, Naomi Hodgkin, Alannah Byrne, Rikke Schubart, Mathias Clasen, Louise Ashcroft, Martin King, Ed Tucker, Adam Stevens, Archie Sinclair, Jade Fleuriot, Jasper Appleby, Denise Alder, Luke Fraser, Ashley Gibbons, Emily Fleuriot, Christoph Dames.

BLOCK 336

336 Brixton Road, London

17 May - 15 June 2019

Mixed media installation with

video, sculpture and sound.

 

Sound in collaboration with Stephen Cockings.

Tree stump breathing machines in collaboration with Laurence Symonds.

Video footage shot by Michelle Taylor, Ed Tucker, Adam Stevens and Archie Sinclair

Lambeth Adult Young Carers:

Experimental filmmaking in Another Funny Turn with Sarah Cockings & Harriet Fleuriot

This film was made in conjunction with the exhibition Another Funny Turn at Block 336. Sarah Cockings & Harriet Fleuriot lead an experimental filmmaking workshop with cinematographer, Denise Alder and sound designer, Luke Fraser for Lambeth’s Young Adult Carer’s group, service users of Lambeth Carer’s Hub, a charity also located at 336 Brixton Road. The Young Adult Carers took over the exhibition’s big-screen on Friday 31st May with a large audience and presented this collaborative short-film made during the workshop. Block 336 and the artists thanks the Arts Council England, and Cherry Duck for their generous support of this project.

Photography by Max McClure

© 2019 Sarah Cockings and Harriet Fleuriot.