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Block Universe 2019: The Bigger Sleep - rehush (hush), Sophie Jung

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Cork Street Galleries

30 Old Burlington Street

London

W1S 3NA

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19 May - 2 June 2019
Set open daily 11am- 6pm
Free entry
- If you have any questions about the accessibility of the venue, please contact info@blockuniverse.co.uk (using subject header: Access / Sophie Jung Performance + date).-

Performance programme - tickets available through this eventbrite link

Performance schedule:

Saturday, 18 May 2019, 9-10pm
Wednesday, 29 May 2019, 9-10pm
Thursday, 30 May 2019, 9-10pm
Saturday, 1 June 2019, 9-10pm

Special Event (Free):
Sunday, 19 May 2019
12:00 Reading, 1:30pm Sophie Jung in conversation with writer Paul Clinton

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The Bigger Sleep - rehush (hush) is an adaptation of Jung’s major installation at the Kunstmuseum Basel into a site-specific performance for Block Universe.

While in the former iteration, ‘Frau Welt’, the languid protagonist of the piece, resided in her glamorously furnished "now-a-clock"-mansion, her delusion has now visibly cracked. We are asked to enter the psychological space of a starkly lit basement below a vacant building, in which the lethargic haggle between presence and absence, or the speculative and the substantive has become undeniable. A redundant figure, still posturing as rulingly classy, Frau Welt reads her script, veers off, sings and sighs, shrugs and goes on rehearsing for a future that has long been cancelled while her unnamable servant serves her “burbon after borbon after burbun after borbun”

Harnessing the complexities of language, Jung makes subtle alterations to open up new dimensions of meaning, that throw the theatricality of the real and the authenticity of play-acting into relief in a glossy but crumbling world of anticipatory grief, derailed by the "vacuous promises and looped distractions of terminal capitalism", in which nothing seems as it is.

The set can be visited daily from 11am to 6pm from the 19 May to 1 June.


We'd like to thank Cork St Galleries for generously providing the gallery space. Cork Street Galleries is an initiative of the Pollen estatewho have recently completed a total of 41k flexible gallery space here on a rejuvenated Cork St.
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30 Old Burlington Street

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United Kingdom

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