• Spekyng Rybawdy

Jackson, Melanie, 2023, Show, Exhibition or Event, Spekyng Rybawdy

Abstract or Description:

Spekyng Rybawdy is the latest and most ambitious incarnation of Melanie Jackson’s ongoing project exploring the transgressive narratives and explicit symbolism of Medieval pilgrim bawdy badges. Through a carnival of colourful, erotically charged characters in an installation of sculpture animation, and drawing, Spekyng Rybawdy encourages us to re-examine not only our ideas about who took part in the production and circulation of imagery in the medieval period – but also how this might enable us to reconsider the origins of dissenting representations, sexual politics and our attitudes and behaviours today.

Spekyng Rybawdy parades a multitude of joyfully itinerant and powerfully subversive characters straight out of medieval obscurity and into the flickering light of 21st Century gender politics, sexual diversity, structures of desire, social reproduction, consumption, power and State.

Spekyng RybawdyBlock336, London, UK22 Apr – 28 May 2022One person show
Official URL: https://block336.com/exhibitions/spekyng-rybawdy-m...
Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art
School or Centre: School of Arts & Humanities
Funders: Arts Council England
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2023 12:08
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2023 12:08
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/5402
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