South London Gallery

There were arabesque figures with unsuited limbs and appointments. There were delirious fancies such as the madman fashions. There was much of the beautiful, much of the wanton, much of the bizarre, something of the terrible, and not a little of that which might have excited disgust. On the streets of south London and from 7 to 9pm at the South London Gallery
The Wolf In The Winter is a group of solo performance artist who come together to form a pack at given venues.

They were foundered in s'Hertogenbosh ( the home town of Hieronymus Bosch) in the bleak winter of 2001 in a response to the growing technical language and process of performance. They cut back everything to a performer and a light, an arm full of props and a savage desire to create atmosphere and tension. They have made works and tours in Holland, Germany, Spain , Scotland and Greenland. Currently the Wolves are negotiating and dreaming of possible venues in Italy, Ireland and Australia. Every time they perform they invite guest wolves to join the tribe and tilt the balance.

The South London Gallery will become their lair for three days in January. The gallery will be opened to the public at 5pm when the wolves start to make their return from performing and scavenging in the surrounding streets and other paths in London. By 7pm all will be back and the main interior performance will begin. This will be a combination of solo moments and pack interaction.

The wolves are: Anet van de Elzen, (Netherlands), Brian Catling, (UK) Denys Blacker, (UK- Spain -Thailand). Kirsten Norrie, (Scotland). Aaron Williamson, (UK). Ralf Wendt, (Germany).

Guests Wolves in London: Jessie Kleemann, (Greenland). Jason Lim, (Singapore), Pep Aymerich, (Spain).
and Myriam Laplante, (Italy-Canada).


 

 

Press release 

Everyday incidents are transformed into meaningful actions by The Wolves, an international pack of artists working in performance and live art. The Wolves will perform with guests, individually and together, using improvisation and rehearsed events, at the South London Gallery and on the streets of Peckham and Camberwell for three days from 18 to 20 January.

During the day, The Wolves will roam the local area, performing and scavenging in the surrounding streets and public spaces local to the Gallery. They will return to the SLG each evening where their observations of the movements, gestures and incidents of the day will inform individual performances and pack interaction from 7pm.
This truly international group of artists are Denys Blacker (UK, Spain and Thailand), Brian Catling (UK), Anet van de Elzen (Netherlands), Kirsten Norrie (Scotland), Ralf Wendt (Germany) and Aaron Williamson (UK) with guests Pep Aimerich (Spain), Jessie Kleeman (Greenland), Myriam Laplante (Italy and Canada) and Jason Lim (Singapore).
The Wolves were foundered in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, the home town of Hieronymus Bosch, in the winter of 2001 in response to the growing technical language and process of performance. As a result, their performances reduce this language by presenting only a performer, a light and a number of props as well as a savage desire to create atmosphere and tension. The artists' shared interest in the mutation of mundane daily occurrences into structured performances is the cohesive force of the group, with each artist bringing their own individual interpretations and cultural perspectives to their collective performances.
The Wolves have performed in Holland, Germany, Spain, Scotland and Greenland and are planning further international tours to venues in Italy, Ireland and Australia. Every time they perform they invite guest wolves to join the main pack.

Supported by The Moose Foundation for the Arts and the Royal Netherlands Embassy

 

 

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