Jonathan Baldock’s first solo exhibition in the UK in three years will include an entirely new body of work which he developed during a period in-residence at Wysing, November to December 2012. The exhibition will be composed of felt, knitted and ceramic sculptures (both as object and costume), corn dolly masks and wall prints, presented as an installation around a centrally constructed stage.
Works will reference elements as disparate as pagan ritual, archaeological excavations, the art of corn dolly making, mimicry, the carnivalesque and theatre, ancient stone monuments such as Stonehenge, and Samuel Beckett's televised work Quad 1981.
Leading British choreographer Henrietta Hale will collaborate with Baldock on a performance during the final days of the exhibition, as part of Wysing's Annual Open Weekend, 6 & 7 July, 12-6pm, that 'activates' the works. Costumes as sculptures, masks and objects in the exhibition will be worn and used as tools for the performance.