Opening: Tuesday 9 June, 6-8pm
Dates: 9-26 June 2009
'Abracadaver' is a show about magic, death and artifice. The exhibition draws on aspects of the macabre and the somber, as well as the fantastic to create architecturally-inspired and objects and spaces of death.
The work by Lauren Brown, including jack-in-the-box funerary urns and hurdy-gurdy coffins, investigates the social taboo of housing death and its links with the secrets of magic and trickery: her sound/light-based work and interactive sculpture actively “put the fun into funeral”.