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A Slight Nausea: An Interior

Beasley, Becky. 2014. A Slight Nausea: An Interior. In: "A Slight Naueas: An Interior", South London Gallery, United Kingdom, January 2014 (four weekends). [Show/Exhibition]

Item Type: Show/Exhibition
Creators: Beasley, Becky
Abstract or Description:

'A Slight Nausea', a new live work by Becky Beasley, was a purposely designed décor which traced her interest in the relationship between literary images and interiors. Evolving over four weekends in January, visitors were invited to spend time in the space.

Beasley uses this quote by Italian polymath Carlo Mollino to invoke the work, A Slight Nausea:
"If I were left alone I wouldn’t move a single chair; the interior is the most 'neutral' I could wish for: it doesn’t disturb me, it doesn’t wrongly excite me, but it leaves me free to be alone with my imagination, we might called it my inner landscape, one which gives a certain tone to everything. But there does remain a perceptible on-going sense of slight nausea necessary to prevent acceptance, comfort."

The interior underwent four subtle lighting changes, varying each weekend. The décor incorporated a linoleum revolving newspaper racks containing weekend newspapers, take away copies of Carlo Mollino’s essay on interiors, Utopia & Setting, and ring binders containing photocopies of Beasley's archive of newspaper cuttings, A Little History of The Interior: A Personal Archive (1994-2014).

The project was explored in a conversation between the artist and the SLG's Associate Curator Anna Gritz on Wednesday 29 January. Please note A Slight Nausea was de-installed after 26 January, in advance of the talk.

Official URL: https://soundcloud.com/south-london-gallery/talk-w...
Additional Information:

Each weekend I changed the colour of the lighting. The final weekend was intended to be a smoking room. Finally, the council refused this and so, as an aftermath to the event, I produced 'Astray', a cast brass ashtray artists edition : http://www.southlondongallery.org/becky-beasley/

Keywords: installation, interiors, design, carlo mollino, newspaper, cuttings archive, reading, smoking
Departments, Centres and Research Units: Art > Curating Architecture
Art > Staff output
Art > Staff profiles
Design
Design > Interaction Research Studio
Visual Cultures
Date range: January 2014 (four weekends)
Related URL: http://www.southlondongallery.org/becky-beasley/
Event Location: South London Gallery, United Kingdom
Item ID: 22549
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2017 10:56
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2017 10:56
URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/22549
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