Sue Tompkins, Hallo Welcome to Keith Street
Sue Tompkins' performances unfold as a stream of consciousness, moving from personal reflections to quotations from multiple, and at times conflicting areas of life. An excessive compilation process underlies the words - page after page of notes, observations, quotes and reflections are collected and then compressed into fragments. The distilling process leaves each word with an undeniable charge - each word is capable of so much meaning even before coming together in the flow of the spoken word delivery. Her performance Hallo Welcome to Keith Street is a new piece, turning to rhythm and repetition, layering, juxtaposition and inversion in a story that is eluded to but never fully resolved.
About the ArtistsSamuel Dowd is a London based artist whose moving image and sculptural works have been exhibited extensively in the UK and internationally. Recent exhibitions/events include Platform X (D) - A Living Room at the Permanent Gallery, Brighton, Sweat Lodge at Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, Tipping Points at HBC, Berlin, 3X3 at FormContent, London, Lost Horizons at the Towner Gallery, Eastbourne and Manifesto Marathon at The Serpentine Gallery, London (with the SpRoUt collective). He has received awards from the British Council, Arts Council England, The Henry Moore Foundation, Artists Networks and the European Cultural Fund. His work has been reviewed and published in (among others) The Guardian, A-N Magazine, Artvehicle and Kultureflash.