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Coastal Currents news: Tom Dale – Private View 6-8pm TODAY

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Ok so many more photos to share from last week so will post as and when but BUT, you must not forget Tom Dale’s Private View tomorrow night 6-8pm at the Masonic hall in #stleonards. The exhibition opens from 11am tomorrow and ONLY RUNS FOR 4 DAYS! So get down there and check out his (not to be bounced on) bouncy castlesque bdsmesque creation! Then tell us what you think! https://www.facebook.com/events/1973509772930658/

Hosted by 3Degree Catering & Events at The Masonic Hall Department of the Interior
Private View: Thursday 7 September 6-8pm

Exhibition open:
Thursday 7 September 11am – 5pm
Friday 8 September 10am – 5pm
Saturday 9 September 10am – 5pm
Sunday 10 September 10am – 4pm

Department of the Interior is a 6.5m high black leatherette bouncy castle that mocks, with absurdity, both institutional and architectural claims for authority.

It is a sculpture that is simultaneously seductive and repulsive; its form and the space within no longer the preserve of inclusive childish pleasures.

They speak instead of adult power games and BDSM practices that are normally played out in spaces concealed from public view.

In spite of the castle’s tactile allure, visitors are strictly forbidden to enter and bounce, forcing them instead to imagine who or what might have that privilege and why.

Like Franz Kafka’s character ‘K’ – attempting to enter a fictional castle only to be thwarted by invisible and inexplicable governance – Department of the Interior exemplifies the frustration and futility that governance and bureaucracy often pose at an individual and collective level.

Born in Kendal, a Goldsmiths graduate and former Doctoral researcher at Anglia Ruskin University, Dale’s solo exhibitions include the John Hansard gallery and NIMAC, Cyprus, presented film, sculpture, performance and installation.

Dale has just completed a short film A Cage for Voices for Channel 4’.


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  1. Nigel Crockett says:

    Excellent. The work is delightful and interesting. Tom is delightful and interesting. The staff at Coastal Currents are delightful and interesting. Everything about the Arts Festival is … let me think … delightful and … hang on … interesting. Well done chaps and chappesses!

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