This summer, Arts at The Old Fire Station presents Transcending The Signified, an exhibition of vibrant large scale paintings, costumes, live cello and non-linguistic vocal performances by interdisciplinary artist Quilla Constance aka Jennifer Allen.
Transcending The Signified explores daring new possibilities for performing and existing beyond learned actions, gestures, familiar aesthetics, and socio-cultural boundaries.
Surrounded by a body of intricate and imposing paintings, Quilla Constance will perform a surprising deviation from Edward Elgar’s Cello Concerto in E minor (first movement) whilst encased in elaborate ‘exotic’ costume.
Transcending The Signified is funded by Arts Council England and tours to The Old Fire Station, Oxford from The Museum of Contemporary Art London.
Quilla Constance Talk and Mini Performance
Saturday 12th August 4-5:30pm
The Kendrew Barn, St John’s College Oxford, St Giles
People interested to attend this event should firstly meet in the Old Fire Station gallery at 4pm for a viewing and introduction to QC’s current painting exhibition, and later walk over to St John’s College Oxford with the artist to attend the talk and mini performance event.
At St John’s College, Jennifer Allen aka Quilla Constance will be delivering a talk and Power Point presentation about her Quilla Constance persona, to include images and video clips from previous performances and exhibitions followed by a mini performance. A Q&A will follow. Refreshments provided.
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Performance followed by Q&A with the artist
Thursday 24 August, 7 – 8.30pm
At the Old Fire Station
If you missed the opening performance, this is another opportunity to experience Quilla Constance perform a surprising deviation from Edward Elgar’s Cello Concerto in E minor (first movement) whilst encased in elaborate ‘exotic’ costume. The performance will be followed by a Q&A in which you can find out more about the ideas that inform her interdisciplinary practice.
FREE – click here to book.