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6 March 2014 • by Gate Staff

Spotlight on Gate Curate: boyleANDshaw

I search for a surge of wholeness
amidst this senseless stagnation
insisting on deepening the void
I want to hide something from everyone’s sight and to dig
I'll pick up a shovel and start to dig…
 
For Gate Curate boyleANDshaw present a new installation work entitled DIGGIN a poetic response to the current play at The Gate Theatre by playwright Rodrigo Garcia.  Since 2007 boyleANDshaw have created a rich body of performance and multimedia works. Eschewing standard chronologies, the artists often couple disjointed structures in their pieces, defined by an absence of narrative and clashing imagery that generates the initial effect of a baffling, rambling monologue. Once acclimatised however, it is possible to make out themes, structures and connections that trace out an ever-expanding and idiosyncratic universe veering from perverse humour to elegiac sentimentality and from utopian optimism to bleak despair.
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I search for a surge of wholeness
amidst this senseless stagnation
insisting on deepening the void
I want to hide something from everyone’s sight and to dig
I'll pick up a shovel and start to dig…
 
For Gate Curate boyleANDshaw present a new installation work entitled DIGGIN a poetic response to the current play at The Gate Theatre by playwright Rodrigo Garcia.  Since 2007 boyleANDshaw have created a rich body of performance and multimedia works. Eschewing standard chronologies, the artists often couple disjointed structures in their pieces, defined by an absence of narrative and clashing imagery that generates the initial effect of a baffling, rambling monologue. Once acclimatised however, it is possible to make out themes, structures and connections that trace out an ever-expanding and idiosyncratic universe veering from perverse humour to elegiac sentimentality and from utopian optimism to bleak despair.
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