Plymouth Arts Cinema

Ritual Touch - Artists In Conversation - 02/03/23 6-7:30PM

Monica-Shanta, Gladys Paulus, Ingrid Pollard

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You are invited to an evening of conversation with the artists and curators of Ritual Touch, bringing Monica-Shanta, Gladys Paulus and Ingrid Pollard together for the first time.

All Welcome.

Booking essential. Please book via eventbrite, following this link.

Some participants of the event will join virtually.

Drawing on the themes of the exhibition, join us as we listen to focused discussion of the featured artworks, learning more about the artists' wider practice and exploring how the artists' work is in dialogue with each other.

‘Ritual Touch’ brings together three artists for the first time, creating new conversations to which you are invited. Central to the exhibition is the materiality of touch and the significance of time and rhythm in the ritual of creating.

The artists’ repetitive and slow creative practices become ritual; an act of making that shifts from a doing to a being with, where touch transcends the material and exists also as energy.

Monica-Shanta, Gladys Paulus and Ingrid Pollard and share a quiet depth to their practice, calling on rhythmic traditions, rooting human presence and interaction in the natural world. A combination of mixed media installation and assemblage, the artists collapse historical and personal pasts, bringing to the fore a resonance of being imbued in the objects through touch. The embodied pasts of these objects release a power and a presence, where the ritual can become our own.