A neon work flickering throughout the duration of the installation, "performing" in the Vitrine by British artist Eddie Peake.
"You have seen me an indeterminate number of times- at parties, on counters in butcher shops and so on. You have caressed my wings, flapping tirelessly in flight, though you take me for granted. We do not inhabit the same territory yet you use me every day. I am captive in a foreign land, treated as a means of exchange and nothing more."
'Hummingbird' is the final installation in the VITRINE LIVE season, which also includes works by Leah Capaldi, Edwin Burdis and David Paredes. Four artists over eight weeks will each produce a new live installation work within Vitrine Gallery’s unique exhibition space (a 16 meter wide window on the public square, visible 24-hours). Each work will be an individual piece, happening consecutively. The season will be used to encourage a dialogue between works.For the first time, performance will activate the main gallery, imbedded in a complex framework of images within this unusual exhibition space. Artists are invited to explore the crossovers in their practice between live art and the visual field. Subverting the premise of performance within its traditions as an ephemeral medium, the gallery will become an integral part of the work as an environment, backdrop or prop to the performance. Meanwhile, the square itself becomes an arena for display.
Curator Alys Williams