18 May 2019 –
Join Monster Chetwynd and curator Gavin Wade for an informal walk through the newly opened exhibition Hell Mouth 3, a large scale sculptural and performative spectacle erected in the mouth of Digbeth. This informal conversation with Chetwynd will introduce some of the essential themes and inspirations in the work that incorporates elements of folk plays, street spectacles, popular culture, from Heavy Metal music and Star Wars to Berthold Brecht’s Three Penny Opera, and surrealist cinema.
Monster Chetwynd (previously known as Spartacus Chetwynd and Marvin Gaye Chetwynd) is a British artist, based in Glasgow, known for reworkings of iconic moments from cultural history in elaborate, compulsive and evocative performances. Chetwynd’s practice intertwines performance, sculpture, painting, installation and video. Her performances and videos often employ troupes of performers, including friends and relatives of the artist, and feature handmade costumes and props. In 2012, she was nominated for the Turner Prize.
Image credit: Performance view, Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Here She Comes, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London, 10 March 2016
Copyright Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, courtesy Sadie Coles HQ, London
Photography: Martin Argyroglo
Source:: What’s On