Lauren Godfrey | Entrée, Stage Left | Performance
On the preview evening of 5th June, 6 -9pm Lauren Godfrey presented an installation of shifting objects within Kingsgate Project Space, serving an audience a light and fluid starter, a lyrical and buttery heavy main and a sweet palette cleanser. Over the length of the exhibition, viewers were able to request or ‘order’ iterations of the space directly from the gallery invigilators.
Godfrey approached the structure of Entrée, Stage Left as a three-act play or a three-course meal. The exhibition is designed to be altered and performed as though a theatrical scene-change, or a table cleared between courses. Treating her sculptures as performers in a scene, Godfrey approaches the process of art making as collaging, much like mixing together of constituent parts in the cooking of a dish. The elements are united as a series of quotations of existing ingredients, and the processes they are put through as a cooking or curing.
The dancer, Aisling Cook, performs part of one of the iterations in the space on offer during the exhibition.
Film by Edmund Cook