Image: Cradeaux Alexander
About this event
Cradeaux Alexander returns to the Bow Arts Courtyard to present a performance of his new work bluebeard, alongside a mid-career retrospective exhibition.
In this show the acclaimed video and performance artist brings together 12 video works and recordings of performances created between 2009 and 2018.
In bluebeard Alexander inhabits the character of the eponymous infamous wife killer, portraying him as the embodiment of corruption.
The work is performed by an ensemble of performers, utilising video, live performance, visuals and original text. As with much of Alexander's oeuvre, it is part theatre, part installation, and part absurd spectacle exploiting the strength of live performance to transform topical debate into a compelling aesthetic.
Alexander's practice explores the intersection between theatre and art, an elision he employs to mediate and comment on a broad range of sociopolitical concerns, as well as postmodernist takes on subjects such as pornography and self-representation.
However, in many cases he reaches into history and literature for inspiration: bluebeard is an example of the latter.
Exhibition is FREE and open at the following times:
Fri 14 Sept (private view) 5 - 7pm
Sat 15 Sept 12 noon - 7pm
Sun 16 Sept 12 noon - 4pm
Fri 21 Sept 12 noon - 7pm
Sat 22 Sept 12 noon - 7pm
Sun 23 Sept 12 noon - 4pm
Fri 14 Sept 7 - 8pm
Sat 15 Sept 7 - 8pm
Fri 21 Sept 7 - 8pm
Sat 22 Sept 7 - 8pm
Note: the performance is ticketed (see link below) and contains images and depictions of a sexually explicit and physically violent nature - for that reason it is recommend that under 16s should be accompanied by an adult who makes an informed decision about the appropriateness of the material.
Starts: 12-00 pm
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183 Bow Road
London E3 2SJ
£10, £8 concessions