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  • Strutton, J. (2011) No Epitaph Needed. Caroline Gardens Chapel, London. 4-6 November 2011.

Strutton, John, 2011, Show, Exhibition or Event, Strutton, J. (2011) No Epitaph Needed. Caroline Gardens Chapel, London. 4-6 November 2011.

Abstract or Description:

No Epitaph Needed was an exhibition and live event presented in the derelict chapel of Caroline Gardens in Peckham, South London. The show consisted of a number of large works on paper hung in the altar area of the chapel and a live musical/spoken word event.
Drawing on a number of epitaphs both real and fictional the show used the organizing principles of the chapel’s architecture and ritual function to examine the epitaph as a form of critical observation. The title of the show was lifted from an epitaph on a memorial stone located in the chapel itself and this in turn was used as the starting text in a ‘order of service’ type leaflet produced for the live event. The live event was a collaboration between the writer John Slyce and the band Arthur Brick in which John Slyce joined Arthur Brick for a spoken word performance reading from a collage of epitaph like texts ranging from Ginsberg to Hancock.

Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art
Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art > W110 Drawing
Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art > W120 Painting
Creative Arts and Design > W300 Music
Creative Arts and Design > W800 Imaginative Writing
School or Centre: School of Fine Art
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2016 13:48
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2016 16:36
URI: http://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/1081

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