Preview: Friday 16th July 6pm – 8pm
Gallery Opening Times
Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th July 12pm – 5pm
Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th July 12pm – 5pm
Upon returning from a solo mission, a fictional astronaut is required to spend two weeks in a containment facility. Could it be birdsong? is set in that moment where the solitary figure is confined, waiting between worlds.
Drawing upon Space Age and utilitarian design, Rolph has created a physical space to explore this narrative and worked with performer Cara Wittenhaus to activate the space through movement and performance.
As an audience, you are invited to experience the space through the film, sound and photographic works presented in the exhibition.
Jon Rolph is a Rotterdam-based artist with an evolving practice across multiple disciplines including performance, film, sound, and installation. Previous works have often centred around collage and the live presentation/remix of an archive; while this work takes a different form, the processes of improvisation and re-structuring narratives have carried forward into the making of this work. This is his first solo exhibition and first in-person presentation of work since graduating from Newcastle University in 2019.