Saturday 22nd May 2021
During the Hour of Darkness (2021)
To take part in this event, please follow this link to our LIVE page. The event will start automatically at the scheduled time.
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.