Luca George: Public Sculpture in the Round

Who is public art for and what does it do? Artist Luca George’s performance-cum-lecture surveys each and every piece of public sculpture on Tyneside that fits the definition of ‘in the round’ (standing free with all sides shown, rather than carved in relief against a ground).

Based around videos of the artist interacting with the sculptures on our streets, George’s performance negotiates the etiquette for appreciating public art. Beginning with an archive of documentation detailing who made these sculptures, how they got there what they are supposed to mean, the facts give way to speculation and fantasy—not least that public sculptures are in fact portals that allow for interdimensional time travel.

Selected as part of the Projections open call.

Thursday 6 September 2018
Tyneside Cinema (Kino)
£6 / £4

About the artist

Luca George (b. Brighton, 1990) graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 2013 and is currently studying at The Royal College of Art. Past exhibitions and projects include Come and Have a Go If You Think You’re Hard Enough (FACT, Liverpool, 2018); MK Calling (MK Gallery, Milton Keynes, 2017); Memories Are Made of This (The Telfer Gallery, Glasgow (solo),2016); This Is It, Isn’t It? (Workplace Gallery, Gateshead, 2016); The Beginning of Everything (Palazzo Fontana, Venice,2015); and I Am The Wheel (CCA, Glasgow (solo), 2016). He hasn’t won any awards or prizes.