Gardez L'Eau Exhibition Launch Event
Event, Exhibitions, Free, In Person, Performance
Saturday 16th July 2022 6:00pm - 9:00pm
God's House Tower, Town Quay Road, Southampton, SO14 2NY
a space’ arts is delighted to invite you to join us for a very special performance and exhibition at God’s House Tower (GHT) on Saturday 16
About this event
Gardez L’Eau is a new work by acclaimed British-Ghanaian textile and performance artist Enam Gbewonyo that explores the history of GHT, one of Southampton’s most important historic monuments, and recent winner of an award from the Royal Institute of British Architects. Gardez L’Eau draws on themes of trade, travel, colonialism and piracy, and uses materials from GHT’s turbulent past to create a sculpture that runs through the entirety of the building.
In addition to the sculpture, Enam has also developed an accompanying performance that will take place on Saturday 16 July. An ode to the people of Southampton, it will reference traditional Morris dance, Aurresku – a traditional Basque dance – and the Masquerade dance of St. Kitts in honour of each country’s connection to the city and to GHT. A film of the performance will be also added to the exhibition.
Gardez L’Eau exhibition launch: Saturday 16th July 6pm – 9pm at God’s House Tower, Town Quay Road, Southampton, SO14 2NY. Free tickets on Eventbrite.
Gardez L’Eau will be on display at God’s House Tower, Southampton, from Friday 17 June until Sunday 14 August. You can find out more about the exhibition and plan a visit here.
Gardez L’Eau is presented as part of Meeting Point, a national programme led by contemporary arts agency Arts&Heritage (www.artsandheritage.org.uk) that partners leading UK and international artists with museums and heritage sites to produce new artworks inspired by the museums and their collections.