Mansions of the Future is delighted to be collaborating with The Collection, Lincoln to support Old Salt, a research-led performance commission with artist Laura Wilson. Inspired by Lincoln’s history, heritage and objects from The Collection’s displays and archives Laura will be delivering an ambitious, site-specific performance in Summer 2020.
Laura Wilson (b. Belfast, Northern Ireland, lives & works in London) is interested in how history is carried & evolved through everyday materials, trades & craftsmanship. She works with specialists to develop sculptural & performative works that amplify the relationship between materiality, memory & tacit knowledge.
Wilson’s interdisciplinary & research-based works have been exhibited widely including at: Nicoletti Contemporary, London; V&A, London; Bloomsbury Theatre, London (2019); The British Museum, London, UK with Block Universe; Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, UK; The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, London, UK (2018); Invisible Dust (2017); Delfina Foundation (2016 & 17) RIBA, London; & Site Gallery, Sheffield UK (2016). In 2019 she presented work as part of Food: Bigger than the Plate at the V&A & has forthcoming projects and exhibitions in 2019/ 20 with Grand Union, Birmingham, TACO, London & MIMA, Middlesbrough.
This project is part of Mansions of the Future’s Lincoln Live programme March – September 2020 (Season extended in response to COVID-19). Departing from Lincoln’s rich entertainment and theatre history, Lincoln Live features new commissions which exist at the intersections of disciplinary boundaries. The season is a celebration of performative ventures that stand resolutely marginal to both the history of English theatre and the often exclusive, disciplinary rhetoric of contemporary performance art.