Cally Spooner, (Excerpt from) United In Stomach Flu, London Weeps: SectionBaboon/Lynton
(Excerpt from) United In Stomach Flu, London Weeps: SectionBaboon/Lynton, 2017
Page from a novel or a play in progress with hand annotated stage directions, highlight pens, pen, paper, framed
35 x 26 x 3 cm framed
Signed and numbered on reverse
Edition of 50 plus 2 APs
£500 + VAT (includes frame)
The Serpentine Galleries is delighted to present a new Limited Edition by Cally Spooner.
As part of the group exhibition SPEAK (2 March – 21 May 2017) Cally Spooner presented a reading from her novel in progress, interspersed with some unwritten thoughts for 2017, on states of rehearsal, out-of-work speech writers, sweat, shame, structured reality, fake news, false tears and outsourcing. This Limited Edition is the script from Scene 3 of this reading. Each print is uniquely annotated by Spooner with stage directions and is presented in a 'highlight pen yellow' frame.
Interviews between Spooner and a psychiatrist about pre-verbal communication, trauma, apocalypse and sickness reoccur throughout the novel. An excerpt of this was brought to life at the Serpentine Gallery by two fighting dancers and read by the critic Lynton Talbot.
Cally Spooner (b.1983, Ascot, UK) is a writer and artist based in Athens and London. Her practice includes film, audio, drawing and live events, fiction, plays and essays. Selected solo exhibitions include: The Whitechapel Gallery (2017), New Museum, New York (2016); Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2016); Vleeshal, Middleburg (2015) and solo live productions at Tate Modern, London (2014); Performa 13, The National Academy, New York (2013) and Institute of Contemporary Art, London (2012). Selected group exhibitions include: Biennial of Moving Images, Centre d'Art Contemporain, Geneva (2016); Aspen Art Museum (2015); REDCAT gallery, Los Angeles, (2015), Kunstverein Munich (2014), Frieze Projects, London and New York (2014 and 2013).
Her essays/writing have appeared in Flash Art and Artforum; her book of scripts is published by SlimVolume (2016) and she is the author of the novel, Collapsing In Parts published by Mousse (2013). In 2012 Spooner participated in the Serpentine Gallery’s Memory Marathon.