i am too big for this town at architecture08
Blank Gallery 7 – 15 June 2008
CiCi Blumstein 2008. Photo: Radek Hlavacek
CiCi Blumstein‘s work seeks out and vibrates in the unknown spaces between body & film, science & performance, architecture & theatre, transforming the physical and personal into a form that others can experience directly. Born in Germany, she has been working in the UK as a filmmaker, choreographer, installation and performance artist since 1989. In i am too big for this town, CiCi continues her exploration of experimental and improvisational concepts, which have been at the core of her practice over the last 20 years.
In this new installation for architecture08, CiCi revisits her earlier large-scale work Feature Creature, first shown in the soaring spaces of the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern. Squeezing all the energy and presence of the original installation into the small, but perfectly formed Blank Gallery in Portslade, she invites you to a playful exploration of space and creativity at the edge of town. How is creative and personal space determined, and can it be individually calculated? Using a simple formula adapted from urban planning, visitors to the gallery will be able to stake out their own creative plot to inhabit and take away.
The installation is the pilot of a tour which will visit other pioneering art spaces around the UK and abroad, aiming to engage artists and communities in the wider debate about regeneration. Linked events, talks and workshops are also planned.
i am too big for this town will be running at Blank Gallery from 7 – 15 June 2008.
Produced in partnership with Blank Gallery
Blank Gallery, Portslade
108 North Street
Brighton BN41 1DG
i am too big for this town is part of architecture08 – a celebration of architecture across the South East, run by the Royal Institute of British Architects South East with the Solent Centre for Architecture + Design on behalf ofArts Council England, South East.
architecture08 will be running across the South East from 24 May – 28 June 2008.