John Court

Words, images, endurance: John Court solo show at the Spacex

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John Court
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New works alongside drawings and performance produced over the last 15 years from Bromley-born Finish-based artist John Court in his first UK solo exhibition at the Spacex.

John labours at his work, offering up eight-hour performances (that’s the supposed length of the working day, after all), and his drawing began as a way for him to come to terms with his severe dyslexia – ‘during this process he gained self-confidence through learning to read and write in his own way. The theme of control interests him, where the act of writing becomes an encounter with (dis)empowerment.’

Alongside the varied drawings, the exhibition will also include a series of films and documentary, trace material from earlier performance works and a selection of sculptural (three dimensional) drawing works, some of which gallery visitors will be able to interact with and engage with their tactile nature.

The Spacex has commissioned a new performance by Court that will mark the closing of the exhibition.

John Court is at the Spacex, Exeter from September 29-24 November 24 2012

John Court @ Antifestival 10 from asfla on Vimeo.