July 2010

Something’s Coming to Town

Something’s Coming to Town was the first major exhibition to be curated by Moogie Wonderland. Inspired by Bela Tarr’s film, ‘The Werckmeister Harmonies’ (in which a bizarre attraction turns up on the back of a lorry in a quiet unsuspecting town) the unorthodox exhibition took place in a metal shipping container outside Chatham Library.

Something’s Coming to Town ran for three weeks with the first two weeks exploring the theme of a different travelling show and the final week investigating the impact of the show leaving town. The work was presented through video, installation and performance art.

In the opening week, artists Megan Tait and Helena Astbury invited the viewer to witness the circus performer prepare for their show in their video pieces. Following this, Robert Bidder and Emma Purchase took viewers into a humorous world where leopards had taken over and meeting mermaids became quite normal. Moogie Wonderland brought the exhibition to a close with a thought provoking mixed media installation by Biancha Laukkanen and an intimate performance by Laura Bridges and Lauren Willis each exploring the preciousness of memories.

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