The Old Fire Station Gallery hosts a selection of work from Demons Land: A Poem Come True.
This multimedia art installation tells the story of an island, deep underneath the known world, in which a poem comes uncannily, horribly true.
It features large-scale history paintings, strange denatured sculptures, and mesmeric soundscapes. The heart of the exhibition is a film, which will be screened on 17 April, 8 May and 18 May.
Demons Land is based on Edmund Spenser’s The Faerie Queene, a violent, beautiful, hallucinogenic work written in the service of religious fundamentalism and cultural genocide. A poem of idealism, temptation, ravishing gorgeousness; a poem of coercion, prevention, and rape.
Tuesday 17 April – Join us to celebrate the opening of the exhibition, 6 – 8pm
Demons Land: film screening
Tuesday 17 April, Tuesday 8 May, 7.30pm
An art film like no other. There are no digital tricks, no special effects, no state of the art animation. Instead, it is one woman’s attempt to build a world from the materials at her disposal – duvets, tights, paint, and her own arts of disguise and transformation – and in this way to tell the secret history of her land. £6/£5. Click here for more information.