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Dominic Blake – Crypt Residency 2021
September 6-3:00 pm - September 10-5:00 pm
Crypt Residency 2021
6-10 September 2021
Open 3-5pm Daily
Videographic performance artist Dominic Blake will be artist in residence at The Crypt Gallery, 6th – Sun 12th September in association with @londondrawing.
Working spontaneously Blake will create a series of site-specific videographic installations in direct emotional response to the cavernous depths of the crypt.
Blake’s work will be multi-media; employing the use electric guitars with phaser, delay, wah and distortion pedals (and taking advantage of the galleries magical acoustics) he will create ambient soundscapes that will form the backdrop to improvised performances grounded in his body. He will curate a gallery of evolving work throughout the week via his Instagram, and members of the public are invited to experience all that unfolds between 3-5pm every day (please wear a mask when entering the space).
Dominic Blake b. 1978 is a videographic performance artist, art and music writer. With Aurélie Debaene he is co-curator of 2022 British Society of Aesthetics funded symposium ‘Revaluing the Life Model in Art Practice’ at the Aesthetics Research Centre, University of Kent. In 2019 his lecture series ‘Are Life Models Artists?’ sold out The National Gallery, Mall Galleries and HSoA (the next lecture in the series will take place via the RCA Drawing online research portal, summer 2021). In 2021 Blake and Debaene were commissioned by The Charleston Trust to write an essay, ‘Model and Artist in one body’, for inclusion within Charleston Press No. 4, a journal of essays in response to Charleston’s retrospective of Nina Hamnett. Blake has articles upcoming in the art press and his first book, ‘Travelling the Great Circle’, will be published in October 2021 by KScope Music. In 2022 Blake will create installations at two major U.S. museums.
Prior to embarking on his artistic and literary careers, Blake worked in administrative and press office roles at the V&A, British Museum and Royal Museums Greenwich.