Demons Land: A Poem Come True

Submitted by OldFireStation on November 28, 2017 - 17:04

Venue, Timing and Cost

Old Fire Station
Friday, 6 April 2018 to Saturday, 19 May 2018
Tuesday - Saturday, 11am-6pm

The Old Fire Station Gallery hosts a selection of work from Demons Land: A Poem Come True.

This multimedia art installation tells the story of an island, deep underneath the known world, in which a poem comes uncannily, horribly true.

It features large-scale history paintings, strange denatured sculptures, and mesmeric soundscapes. The heart of the exhibition is a film, which will be screened on 17 April, 8 May and 18 May.

Demons Land is based on Edmund Spenser’s The Faerie Queene, a violent, beautiful, hallucinogenic work written in the service of religious fundamentalism and cultural genocide. A poem of idealism, temptation, ravishing gorgeousness; a poem of coercion, prevention, and rape.

Tuesday 17 April – Join us to celebrate the opening of the exhibition, 6 – 8pm

Demons Land: film screening

Tuesday 17 April, Tuesday 8 May, Thursday 17 May, 7.30pm
An art film like no other. There are no digital tricks, no special effects, no state of the art animation. Instead, it is one woman’s attempt to build a world from the materials at her disposal – duvets, tights, paint, and her own arts of disguise and transformation – and in this way to tell the secret history of her land. £6/£5. Click here for more information.

Further Information

Contact Details:

Arts at the Old Fire Station
40 George Street

Visual Arts