Artist Adam Christensen will create a new work shaped in response to the architecture of CCA’s distinctive exhibition spaces. Combining performance and fabric pieces, his installation is rooted in a practice that stages a ‘blurring of reality and fiction through moments of extreme performativity’. Through intimate lyrical performances of songs, and spoken recitations of anecdotes, he transports audiences into a private world of heartbreak and loss, at once tragi-comic, moving and elevating.
Adam Christensen (UK, 1979) is a London-based artist who makes performance, video, fabric and text works, and performs with the music project Ectopia, which was Wysing Arts Centre’s band-in-residence in 2016. He has previously performed and presented work at Overgaden Institute for Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Baltic Triennial as well as Almanac, David Roberts Art Foundation, Southard Reid, London, Institute of Contemporary Arts and Hollybush Gardens in London.
Adam Christensen is presented as part of Episodes, an ongoing series of solo presentations that cuts through the main programming at Goldsmiths CCA and provides a counterpoint to the larger-scale exhibitions. Spanning installations, screenings, discursive events and new commissions, Episodes provides an experimental platform for emerging or recently graduated artists.The series kicked-off with Oisín Byrne’s GLUE, and continues in 2019 with presentations by Adam Christensen (27 April – 26 May 2019), Corey Hayman (20 July – 1 Sept 2019) and Roland Carline (16 Nov 2019 – 12 Jan 2020).
Image Credits: (C) Fred Dott, courtesy Kunstverein in Hamburg