One Line, Two Times, sculptures and performance reading (2022).
Produced during a two-week residency with Hypha Studios, at 228 Chingford Mount, London
Selected for the residency by Roisin Ingleby, Director of William Morris Gallery, London.
2 January 2022 - 16 January 2022
Performer: Alice Gale-Feeny
‘One Line, Two Times’ is a work-in-progress, drawing from a material archive comprising a large collection of books that span approximately thirty years.
These books contain proposals for artworks and performances made and unmade, and my own writing. My ‘voice’ changes over time: the writing contains evidence of my relationship to my own poor mental health; experiences of an eating disorder, notes from within the artistic making process, as well as a collection of unpublished poems.
How do the changing voices and vocabularies within this material archive live in this 33 year-old body? A body that has improved her mental health, and is no longer in the grip of an eating disorder?
How do the artistic notes, poems and drawing recalibrate, when brought together like this, and activated?
“To go to the archive is to begin to reverse entropy: it is to animate”
(Marina Warner in ‘Table Of Contents: Memory and Presence, Siobhan Davies Dance, 2014).
I began working with this archive in January 2022 during a two-week residency awarded by Hypha in an empty shop unit at 228 Chingford Mount, London.