According to a Chord of Wood

Discussion Evening

11th June 2011 – 7:00pm – 11:00pm
Venue: Campbell Works, Belfast Road, Stoke Newington, London N16

You are warmly invited to join us for According to a Chord of Wood. An open forum round table discussion evening looking at the themes and issues raised by the current installation ‘True Wood, with guests to include:

Revd William Campbell-Taylor 

Anthony Owen JP

Letitia Costain

Neil Taylor

Sean Petit

“In a mighty green landscape, a seed was saved from a juicy ripe fruit. The seed remained dormant and fertile until placed in a dead man’s mouth, and in the fullness of the moment, this seed quite naturally grew into a tree, which was latterly and laterally planked. Thick planks, like beams, True Wood.”

This story for some, is regarded as historical and runs the full course of time as we might know it; and consequently provides for us, a link to the ‘garden’. True Wood is thus the arbiter and mediator for a legend.

For our current exhibition at Campbell Works, Neil Taylor explores haptic resonance through his project True Wood. In waymarking the devotional fetishisation borne on the Legend of the True Cross and its artefacts, the splinters become manifestations of a kind of sexualised desire in which gratification becomes linked by an abnormal degree to the veneration of a physical device. Likening this fervour to the behaviour and pilgrimages found within the contemporary art world, True Wood invites us to explore the question ‘what do we want these objects to do for us’?


Exhibition dates:   12th May 2011 – 19th June 2011
Gallery Hours:      Thur – Sun 12.00 – 6.00pm or by appointment

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Neil Taylor / True Wood

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