Search Events

Megan Broadmeadow: Seek-Pray-Advance, Episode 1: Eyes Only at CGP LONDON The Gallery

From to

This event has finished.
See similar events or search events.


Preview: 18 March, 2-6pm Exhibition Dates: 21 March - 29 April 2018, Wed-Sun, 11am-5pm Talk: 26 April, 7pm Inspired by recent UFO religious leaders, and records of hallucinations from across human history, Seek-Pray-Advance, Episode 1: Eyes Only is the first chapter of an aggregative national touring exhibition by Bristol-based artist Megan Broadmeadow co-commissioned by CGP London, Green Man Festival and QUAD, Derby. This immersive, labyrinthine exhibition explores the complex and blurred zones between religious epiphany, alien contact and delusional disorder. This intergalactic tale investigates the human condition of belief, asking if we are really 'alone'; what about the others that exist within us, the others created by society; the others to whom we must listen and obey? In this, the premier episode of Broadmeadow's largest work to date, we are introduced to the characters of Seek-Pray-Advance; an eclectic cast of players including The Ordinary Person, The Mother of all Personas and The Anguine Twins who all interact with a curious cosmic box, the contents of which connects the Earth and universe. Broadmeadow's cast are developed from a wealth of mythical hybrid tropes, referencing 1950s sci-fi blockbusters, ancient scripture, Jungian theories and contemporary culture. Seek-Pray-Advance is an interdisciplinary artwork comprising of installation, video, performance and sound. It will unfold as an episodic sequence during 2018-19 across the UK. The show at CGP London marks the departure point for the work, travelling onto Green Man Festival for Episode 2 (August 2018) then will culminate with Episode 3 at QUAD, Derby in Autumn 2019. Ongoing workshops shall continue to investigate similarities between mental stability, delusion and religious euphoria, spiritual transformation and the relatively contemporary phenomena of alien contact and in a live scratch performance will be held in QUAD June 2nd as a precursor to the next Episode of the project. Each episode will be accompanied by an exploratory text written by researcher and curator Lucy A. Sames, investigating key themes within the exhibitions and those of Megan's ongoing research into the occult, extra-terrestrial and religious experience. On Thursday 26 April Megan Broadmeadow will be in conversation with Jamie Sutcliffe, writer and Co-Director of Strange Attractor Press, at our Dilston Grove gallery at 7pm. To reserve your free place email or call 0207 237 1230

Venue Details & Map

Cafe Gallery Projects

1 Park Approach
Southwark Park
SE16 2UA
+44 (0)20 7237 1230

Look for similar items by category