Sat 22 May - 15:25-15:45 - During the Hour of Darkness

Friday 21st May 2021

Sat 22 May - 15:25-15:45 - During the Hour of Darkness

During the Hour of Darkness (2021)

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wooden sticks, black soap, cardboard boxes, rope, grass, a wooden remnant from Gunners Park British Army memorial site, salt, jerrican, water from Tilbury and glass bottle.

During the Hour of Darkness is a site-specific performance by James Jordan Johnson, filmed by Shamica Ruddock, situated at the shores of Chalkwell, Southend on Sea. The work makes use of Chalkwell's momentary low tide as a liminal space which allows for distinct ways of seeing the land and water. The performance uses an idea of a continuous topographical departure and returns by using the feet and walking to unearth the amorphous properties of tar (which sits under the undercurrents of sand), acting as a temporary black, timeless and primordial hole.


Friday 21st May 2021
15:25 - 15:45


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