A SIMPLE ACT OF WONDER

WALTER & ZONIEL

 

18 April - 31  May 2020

 

In this playful new work for Brighton Festival 2020, acclaimed artists Walter & Zoniel connect Moulsecoomb and Bevendean in the suburbs with Fabrica, here in the centre of Brighton.

 

Drawing on their love of colour, portraiture, humour and their boundless curiosity about people and the stories they tell, Walter & Zoniel invite us into the lives of others, asking us to examine our attitudes about other people and the mythologies or reputations that stick to some places. 

 

At Fabrica, visitors are asked to remove their shoes before ‘walking the carpet of discovery’ to learn more about the culture and community of Moulsecoomb and Beveandean through photographic images, 360 film, and objects loaned by those who have a particularly compelling story to tell.

 

In Moulsecoomb and Bevendean the artists have created a colourful trail of temporary works comprising residents’ homes, community and green spaces, including a major work painted on the green at The Avenue. The work in Moulsecoomb and Bevendean has emerged out of an intense period of research with local residents undertaken by the artists earlier this year and which they describe as a ‘portrait’ of a neighbourhood that is largely unnoticed, or viewed negatively by the rest of the city. 

An artistic duo, Walter Hugo and Zoniel Burton have been collaborating and exhibiting internationally for over ten years. Their practice is multidisciplinary, with interactive installations and performances being just one aspect of their wide-ranging output. Themes central to their practice are a meditation upon our existence and reflection of the intricacies of the relationships we have with each other and with the natural world around us. The artists describe their approach to their work as ‘seeking to charm and entice the viewer into deeper thought and becoming present in the moment’. Walter & Zoniel have been commissioned by Tate, Somerset House, Photo London and Freize, with their site-specific installations also presented in Miami, San Francisco and Durham as part of national and international festivals and art fairs. Their work has been acquired by the National Art Collection and the National Portrait Gallery collection.  More info: walterandzoniel.com

OPENING TIMES

Sat 18 Apr - Fri 1 May

Wed - Sat 1-6pm, Sun 2-6pm

 

Sat 2 May - Sun 24 May

Everyday 1-6pm

 

Mon 25 May - 31 May

Wed - Sat 1-6pm, Sun 2-6pm

 

Bank Holidays

2-6pm

 

Friday Lates 

Friday 24 April & Friday 29 May

1-10pm

For more events and info: click here

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Fabrica, 40 Duke Street, Brighton, UK, BN1 1AG | +44 (0) 1273 778 646 | office@fabrica.org.uk

 

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