A Faggot at Sea. Nothing We Could Build Would Be As Impressive

A performance by Garrett Nelson inside the exhibition YGRG14X: reading with the single hand V.

at Cell Project Space

Garrett Nelson's recent body of work questions the parallels between modern architecture and the construction of masculine identity. They reference Le Corbusier’s little known text The Law of Ripolin which called for a white washing of buildings and the removal of decoration and links it to the contemporaneous Canadian invention of the hard shell male genital protective cup. The exterior wall text murals of Corbusier’s Pavillon L’Esprit Nouveau (1924) painted on found curtains by an Argentine sign painter serve as a stage setting for the performance A Faggot at Sea. Nothing We Could Build Would Be As Impressive, a one person multiple character piece that addresses the impulsiveness of decoration, the absurdity of fascism in design, and attempts to offer a desacralised view of one of Europe’s most celebrated architects.

Invited by Dorota Gawęda & Eglė Kulbokaitė, Garrett Nelson will perform inside the current exhibition YGRG14X: reading with the single hand V. Extending across the seven-weeks of the exhibition Gawęda & Kulbokaitė return to their ongoing collective activities that shape the Young Girl Reading Group’s manifesto by hosting a programme of selected readings, contributed texts, workshops and performances.

Cell PS

Opening Times
Event: Wednesday 11 July, 6-7pm

Where
Cell Project Space
258 Cambridge Heath Road
London
E2 9DA