30jul(jul 30)11:00 am08aug(aug 8)4:00 pmTHE PALACE OF HUMMING TREESIn-person exhibition at French Street Studios, Glasgow.11:00 am - (August 8) 4:00 pm French Street Studios, 103 - 109 French Street Organiser: The Palace of Humming Trees Event Type:Cultural, Arts & Social
Get tickets for the main exhibition (30 July – 8 August). Get tickets for the preview (29 July). THE PALACE OF HUMMING TREES is a collaborative project between artist Jack O’Flynn,
THE PALACE OF HUMMING TREES is a collaborative project between artist Jack O’Flynn, writer Maria Sledmere and curator Katie O’Grady that took place from April to August 2021. This collaboration will be showcased in an exhibition at French Street Studios, Glasgow, featuring new works from O’Flynn and Sledmere that travel through poetry, sculptural entities and dreams of impossible possibilities.
This project was formed in a concert – along mixtapes, Tarot readings, zoom calls and shared research. We present it here as multiple sensual journeys; to an exhibition of hyper-foxes and tenderly crumbling foliage, through a publication of lichenous illusions and rummaging thought and in a selection of music and voices which trailed our imaginings.
Intertwining themes of ecological thought, world building and re-enchantment we sought to unravel the question: how can we act and think in this present moment to ensure positive change to our relationship with the world around us? The action and thinking which we wandered became located in small and monumental formats – enacted in the everyday and in how we create and build the future. We were enveloped by uncertain certainty, whether apparent through non-human thought, the possibilities of visual art and poetry or the endorsement of magic. Living in a world brimming with unease by climate crisis and extreme inequality – brought upon by extractive capital, far-right strategies and carceral logics – we wished to communicate a different model of awareness that could refuse these structures and re-imagine being a Being.
Exploring this sentiment O’Flynn and Sledmere have created a body of work that opens a portal to a forest of vibrating thought. One of galloping states, lockdown meanderings and a lyrical suffusion through language and art that prompts how we can think and imagine differently.
July 30 (Friday) 11:00 am - August 8 (Sunday) 4:00 pm
French Street Studios
103 - 109 French Street
The Palace of Humming Trees