Fleur Merbourn, Gossip, 2020
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As X and Y are having their ALPHA ROMEO cleaned in the carwash X tells Y about the novel she is bringing on holiday. The novel is named after a WOMAN. X believes Y is having an affair with a WOMAN with the same name, and a discussion of symbols ensues. X uses the premise of the book's name to probe him for facts. Y uses the metaphor of the book to reinforce the idea of fiction. They are eating a BIG MAC & CHEESE each. The story begins where it ends.
Cast/ symbols/ stereotypes in order
YX by Eva Vlassopoulou
XX by Rapheal Beaumonde
ALPHA ROMEO by Rapheal Beaumonde
WOMAN by Eva Vlassopoulou
BIG MAC & CHEESE by Kosmas Nikolaou and Dan Smeeth
GABRIELA Communication Department hosts sound pieces and messages by invited artists.
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Fleur Melbourn [b.1987] works with film, installation and writing to explore humanities’ exposure to malevolence at the hands of power. Using non-linear, layered narratives, characters are placed in a continual tug of war between fiction and reality. Dense scripts, chopped dialogue and repetition explore social relationships where emotion, violence, gender and history are co-opted by systems of power.
Recent exhibitions, commissions and residencies include, Triangle France, Marseille; LOV’ Centre d’Art Neuchâtel, Switzerland; In Extenso, Clermont Ferrand, France; ANDOR, London, Moly-Sabata, Sablons, France; Jerwood Visual Arts, London; Serpentine Gallery Miracle Marathon, London; Composite, Brussels; SPACE, London; Serpentine Gallery Park Nights, London; The Austrian Cultural Forum, London & Camden Arts Centre, London.
GABRIELA is an immaterial institution established and supported by the 3 137 artist run space.
GABRIELA deals with issues of sustainability and institutionalization in a local and international context. It functions as a tool, a service or a manual for questioning the role of -and the labor involved in- artists' initiatives.
GABRIELA is inspired by Gabriela Cruz, 3 137’s first employee, whose payment was covered by the University and the Municipality of Bordeaux.