gobscure: still alone in her voices / screwloose

Thursday 25 January – Friday 9 March 2018
gobscure: still alone in her voices / screwloose | Thursday 25 January  – Friday 9 March 2018 | ADF Gallery

The Arts & Disability Forum is pleased to present still alone in her voices / screwloose, a haunting and at times darkly funny exhibition of visual poetry, film and sculptural pieces by Newcastle-based self-taught artist, performer and writer gobscure.

Born from gobscure’s experiences of psychosis, still alone in her voices is a moving and provocative look, in gobscure’s own words, at how “we too are constantly being erased & having to write ourselves back in”. Comprised of large white wooden boards covered in layers of charcoal writing, the work is weighty yet fragile – covered in languages you can see but cannot read.

screwloose, a collection of sculptural pieces, short films and visual-poems, responds to the increasing chaos of the international political system and asks the question: are we mad or are we made?, reimagines an Ireland with a frictionless border, and asks if Donald Trump is still playing with his marbles or if he has lost them like the rest of us?

The exhibition launches on January 25th at 6pm, with a performance of gobscure’s acclaimed show with added nuts at 7pm. with added nuts is part of gobscure’s long-term journey to reclaim the languages of lunacy. Reflecting on lived experiences of mental distress connected with our disabling by politics, attitude and narrative, this is a show that finds beauty beneath those wounding words of sanism.  gobscure ultimately asks who ‘owns’ our story, inviting the audience to reclaim language and build mad solidarities at a time of so much warring against us all.

gobscure will also facilitate a creative workshop at the Arts & Disability Forum on Saturday 27th January from 11am to 4pm. With places for 8 participants, gobscure asks only that you bring yourself and a willingness to join in a creative journey that could lead anywhere. To book please contact paula@adf.ie


Thursday 25 January – Friday 9 March 2018
ADF Gallery
109 - 113 Royal Avenue
Belfast BT1 1FF
Telephone: +44 9023 9450
Opening hours / start times:
Tuesday 11:00 - 15:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 15:00
Thursday 11:00 - 15:00
Friday 11:00 - 15:00
Admission / price: Free

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