Stunts: Exhibition by Calum Bayne

Courtesy & copyright Calum Bayne. Image by Rob Smith.

Underpinning the Lincoln Live season at Mansions of the Future will be a presentation of work by artist Calum Bayne, installed within the building’s gallery space from 1 August – 30 September 2020.

Calum Bayne was born in Scotland and is currently based in Newcastle upon Tyne, where he is a studio holder and part of the Programming Committee at The Newbridge Project. Calum works across multiple platforms including drawing, text and video.

Historic monuments that transition to become backdrops to our daily lives provide Calum with an ever-changing aesthetic for the everyday, offering up new happenings that act as entry points to re-imagine moments of fear and desire
,preservation and enjoyment
,anonymity and safety.

Calum’s work questions whether outlived monuments can offer shields behind which we can re-think moments of turbulence and revolve in states of rejection to fantasise other worlds.

Previous exhibitions include Good As Yours at System Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne (2019), D.e.a.d. at The Newbridge Project, Gateshead (2019), and Arthouses, Whitley Bay (2018). Calum’s exhibition as part of the Lincoln Live programme at Mansions of the Future will be his first solo presentation. Stunts will be open to the public during programmed activities and events.

This event is part of Mansions of the Future’s Lincoln Live programme March – November 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.

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