Sean Lynch: A Murmur, Repeated

Image Credit: Sean Lynch, A Murmur, Repeated, 2018-19. Video still. Courtesy Ronchini, London.

John Hansard Gallery, 142-144 Above Bar Street, Southampton, SO14 7DU

023 8059 2158
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Saturday 20 July 2019 – Saturday 28 September 2019
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 11am-5pm

John Hansard Gallery present a new exhibition, A Murmur, Repeated, by Irish artist Sean Lynch.
Beside a varied collection of artefacts, props and sculptures, Lynch presents a new video, shot in Southampton with collaborators Gina Moxley and Timmy Creed. Time travel and spirit possession drive a surreal narrative where a bard from the seventeenth century ends up encountering the empty car park of an out-of­business Toys "R" Us, Southampton's geothermal plant, IBIS hotels and the streetscape of the city centre.

Caught between a desire to fit into the constraints of the contemporary world and the seemingly liberal possibilities of a more poetic, distant life of the past, Lynch's central character offers up many opinions about the construction of public space and the role of history. 
A new publication, featuring an essay by Kevin Barry and further writings by Sean Lynch will be launched in September on Thursday 26 September at the Gallery from 6-8pm.

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