About the Event
Artist Adam Moore presents Bright Dynasty, a multidisciplinary exhibition in Phoenix Art Space’s Main Gallery. The exhibition explores personhood and antidotes to structures of oppression and looks at the exchange between different forms and media. A wide spectrum of materials and processes including dance, performance, painting, sculpture, moving image and sound are at play with one another throughout the exhibition.
This multi-layered presentation touches on a variety of sensations, moods and intuitions, as well as the connections and energies between different life forms, voices, colours and materials. Bright Dynasty includes a series of dance performances that will take place as encounters with the installation, reflecting different physical, emotional and spiritual states of being.
Adam Moore is a transdisciplinary artist who dances and works with dance. He applies choreographic and embodied processes for dance making to works in ceramics, film, painting, sculpture, sound and text.
Weekly dance performances will take place throughout the exhibition, see the dates below.
Performances in the Main Gallery:
Saturday 11 June, 16.00 – 17.00
Thursday 16 June 16.00 – 17.00
Sunday 26 June, 16.00 – 17.00
Join us for the opening of Bright Dynasty on Friday 3 June, 18.00 – 20.00, with a performance 18.45. Families are also invited to join us on Sunday 26 June, 11 – 1 for a making workshop with Adam Moore. Find out more
“Bright Dynasty began as a personal and political creative practice to centre, explore, and consider blackness within a transdisciplinary multidimensional space within which I could locate and understand myself. From my early childhood experiences of Saint Lucia, my research naturally broadened to the West Indies and then to Africa, to better understand the nuance, paradox, complexity, and imaginative reach of my being as a British-St Lucian artist, beyond and outside of the definitions, tastes, and eyes of western whiteness. The exhibition and performance series has evolved through two previous iterations in as many years, supported by Jerwood Arts and Kunstraum, London (2020-21), and Hypha Studios and London Borough of Waltham Forest (2022). With this new production, Bright Dynasty presents agile understandings of identity and what it means to be in a changing world with others.” – Adam Moore
Photographer credit @ Rosie Reed Gold & Mary Harris-Mayes
Download the press release for Bright Dynasty here.
Download the supporting text here.
VISITING THE GALLERIES
The galleries at Phoenix Art Space are open Wednesday – Sunday, 11.00 – 17.00 during exhibition dates.
- You do not need to book in advance of your visit. Entry is free.
- Mask wearing is optional, please be considerate of those who choose to wear one.
- Our cleaners clean high-contact areas regularly.
- Sanitizer is available throughout the building.
- Please stay at home if you are feeling unwell.