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'DESIRE' POP UP EXHIBITION BY XTRA.art
Wed, 15 Mar 2017, 11:00 – Tue, 28 Mar 2017, 19:00 GMT
Xtra.art is a slough-based collective of creatively and culturally diverse young artists, curating and producing mixed media artwork, film, spoken word, fashion and music.
The show investigates the subject of our desires. As human beings, we live in two modes of existence. One is trivial, superficial - and takes up most of the forefront of our waking mind. The deadline for an assignment, the car that won't start and the to-do list that only grows seem like the only needs we seem to meet. But the other mode of existence - the one that quietly desires more; desires home, and love, and belonging - is never non-existent. Ignoring this more subversive mode of existence seems possible and necessary in the daily scurry from mishap to headache, but doing so only leads to unhappiness.
As human beings, we were made to desire.From starry-eyed childhood wonder at the Universe to starry-eyed boardroom ambitions, our desires fuel us through life, even when we are running on fumes. Ambition. Home. Love. These are some of the most evocative words in the English language. They catch at the flaps of our imagination because they bring out the needs we will never be rid of. The hopes for the future, the need for a lover's arms, the safety of a childhood bedroom. These fragments of our own histories lie embedded in our mind, in those places that perhaps we don't always have the words or the ways to reach.When we fall in love, when we come home, we unearth these fragments. And when these desires explode into acknowledged existence, they colour our lives with a boldness that we never even knew we missed. The artwork in this exhibition is an attempt at that naked, earned unearthing, and what is seen here is the boldness and the colour that has sprung forth.
Exhibition will open at the Underdog Gallery on the 15th March and close on the 28th (the gallery is open every day apart from Mondays)
Private view with live music and spoken word performance will take place on Friday 17th March, please register your intrest here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/xtraart-sounds-of-desire-tickets-32635365256 or contact the gallery on firstname.lastname@example.org