Duchamp & Sons with Ian Giles

  • Ian Giles IsToAsIsTo_Yellow

    Image courtesy Ian Giles

  • Image of performance in Whitechapel Gallery
  • Image of performance in Whitechapel Gallery
  • Image of performance in Whitechapel Gallery

Past Event

This event was on Sat 30 Jul, 3pm 

The Gallery’s Youth Forum Duchamp & Sons collaborate with artist Ian Giles to create a performative response to the layers and rhythms within the Mary Heilmann: Looking at Pictures exhibition.

Through a series of workshops in July 2016 Giles shared his interest in language and layering, and explored the sculptural potential of human relations with the group.

Through play and construction, the work attempts to present a kind of linguistic alchemy, playing with language in order to offer new meanings, connections and rhythms. The collaborative performance functions as an expanded portrait of the group, drawing together personal biographies within one single tangled hive of spoken word and energy.


About Ian Giles

Ian Giles (b.1985, Gloucester) works between video, performance and sculpture. Recent films explore how human relations create an energy as palpable as traditional sculptural material, that can be collected and negotiated through time based media.

He received MFA Slade School of Fine Art, London 2012 and was LUX Associate Artist 2012/13. Solo exhibitions and projects include: Clay Meditation, Spike Island, Bristol (2016); On Air, Tank.tv (2015); Free Time, Poole Museum, Poole [2015] and The In Between, Carroll/Fletcher, London (2013). Selected group exhibitions and screenings include: m-Health, Cell Project Space, London (2015); Beatrix Kiddo, Global Committee, New York (2015); Videoclub: Selected IV, UK gallery tour including Nottingham Contemporary (2014); Congratulations, you are the most recent visitor, OUTPOST at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge (2013); 21st Century Screening, Chisenhale Gallery, London (2012); Glasgow International Festival (2012).

More about the artist at www.ian-giles.co.uk