[24.4.06] [Andrew Gallix]
HIGH MODERNISM IN A TRIPPED OUT WORLD
A Stewart Home exhibition entitled Hallucination Generation: High Modernism in a Tripped Out World runs from Wednesday 26 April to Sunday 30 April at Arnolfini in Bristol (16 Narrow Quay, 10am-8pm, free).
"Stewart Home's mother, Julia Callan Thompson, moved to London in 1960. She worked as a model and hostess in Soho clubs such as Murray's and Churchill's and via her experimentation with drugs, came into contact with some of the key figures and organisations of 60s counterculture. Through his ongoing investigation into the unresolved circumstances of his mother's death, Stewart Home has woven together a complex countercultural web radiating outwards from the traces she left behind.
This short exhibition includes sculpture by Francis Morland, Ida Kar portraits of reforgotten counterculture legend Terry Taylor, Stewart's film piece The Eclipse and Re-Emergence of the Oedipus Complex and a series of photographs, made with photographer and video artist Chris Dorley-Brown, morphing images of Stewart with photographs of his (m)other taken by Carla Hopkinson in 1966. The exhibition is accompanied by a talk and reading by Stewart Home on Wednesday 26 April."