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Four Four

An instal­la­tion by mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary artist Liam Jol­ly explor­ing arche­types, seri­al­i­ty and per­son­al biog­ra­phy whilst con­sid­er­ing how art­works perform.

Liam Jolly presents a new installation, ‘Four Four’ inspired by the popular time signature. Using the four/four rhythm as a metaphor and departure point, the project explores archetypes, seriality and personal biography whilst considering how artworks perform; where does something become and stop being art, and who decides?

He layers and accumulates source materials from personal memories, pop culture, art history, recycled work and fragments from the everyday in a process that reflects on identity, subjectivity, legacy and desire.

Using rocks borrowed from Carn Brea - the large hill and former neolithic site that towers over his hometown of Redruth – occasional text message sound alerts, a classified ad and a drawing of Amy Winehouse; these are just some of those fragments accumulated here, that point towards notions of time and place. Some have passed, some remain and some yet to come, but here he explores how they collectively underpin the here and now.

Adjacent to this practice, Jolly works in many public-facing fields informed by his interest in gathering and community. Within this dissonance of shifting positions between public and private, on and off stage, internal and external, his work explores all that makes and connects us; from the micro to the macro as well as the bits that are missing.


To coincide with the exhibition here will be a live gig featuring Jolly’s band Disco Rococo plus support at the Fish Factory, Penryn on Friday 16 December. Also performing will be Solo Collective DJ’s including the Mongolian Disco Show and more. Book via the link.
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