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  • Strutton, J. (2009) Donderslag. Domobaal, London. 27 March – 9 May 2009.

Strutton, John, 2009, Show, Exhibition or Event, Strutton, J. (2009) Donderslag. Domobaal, London. 27 March – 9 May 2009.

Abstract or Description:

‘Donderslag’ was a solo exhibition presented at Domobaal gallery in London. The exhibition consisted of a large-scale installation across two rooms of drawings, banners, painted musical instruments and ephemera. On the opening night of the exhibition Strutton’s band, ‘Arthur Brick’, played live in the gallery which was documented by artist Lucy Pawlak and the resulting footage was made into a collaborative video which ran both online and in the gallery for the rest of the exhibition.
The title ‘Donderslag’ was taken from a political pamphlet produced in 1654 in the aftermath of the great munitions explosion that destroyed most of Delft. Themes of conspiracy, protest and political satire were addressed through both the installation and the nature of the text used in the artworks. A small pamphlet was produced for the show and given away on the opening night entitled ‘Donderslag’ which expanded some of the slogans used graphically in the artworks into longer lyric like texts.
The show was reviewed in Art Review in which Rebecca Gelard said ‘The success, however, of his infectious, decidedly masculine iconography lies in the palpable devotion to the magpie randomness of web browsing and channel hopping, or to the associative malady of a day’s events.’
Strutton was invited to present an artist talk on the show to students studying curation at Christies as part of their contemporary art practice series of lectures.

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
School or Centre: School of Fine Art
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2016 13:47
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:47
URI: http://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/1082

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