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 take 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 delves 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.
Sound in collaboration with Stephen Cockings.
Tree stump breathing machines in collaboration with Laurence Symonds.
336 Brixton Road, London
17 May - 15 June 2019
Mixed media installation with video, sculpture and sound.
Special Thanks: Patrick and Jane Lowry at Back Lane West and Michelle Taylor.
Thanks: Glendurgan Gardens and the Fox Family, Carclew, Duncan McGonigle, Naomi Hodgkin, Alannah Byrne, Rikke Schubart, Mathias Clasen, Louise Ashcroft, Jade Fleuriot, Jasper Appleby, Ashley Gibbons, Martin King.