Tim Etchells exhibits as part of the exhibition 'Two Plus Two Makes Four' at The Auxiliary, Middlesborough, UK curated by collective Broken Grey Wires, running from 16 February until 24th March 2023.
"'Two Plus Two Makes Four' creates a space for audiences to catch their breath and explore the mental health crisis through an ambitious and challenging project.
The exhibition features work from leading artists, including Bill Viola, Pipilotti Rist, Gillian Wearing and Martin Creed, and the late American, DIY artist Daniel Johnston. The show features work on paper, neon, photography, interactive installation, and video.
The work exhibited is rooted in the lived experience of mental illness. It spans the sombre, the joyful and funny, and the raw and explores the politics of mental illness.
The project encourages interaction and conversation with a Mad Manual Toolkit to use in the gallery, and The Comfort Zone, a dedicated chillout area where visitors are invited to relax and reflect on the show and its themes.
The Mad Manual Toolkit aims to inspire people to engage more substantially with Two Plus Two Makes Four, encouraging communities to connect more deeply with the artwork and to experience the art in a new and more liberating manner.
Broken Grey Wires breaks down societal stigmas and promotes art as a facilitator for recovery, however recovery manifests for the individual.
Through our personal understanding of mental ill health, Broken Grey Wires creates spaces for people to experience madness in a radical and ambitious, yet safe environment."
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