Viva Veneris | Elizabeth Manchester

27 July – 2 August

Cookhouse, Chelsea College of Art, University of the Arts, London, SW!P 4JU

Open weekdays 1:30 – 7:30pm

Viva Veneris, because Venus brings life, and it speaks in a thousand tongues – innumerable articulations spiraling and unfolding outwards from secret and most sacred spaces. And the voices say:

We will have no more dead objects!
We want no more pale, souped-up or hyperreal imitations
No more fake mummies
No more murderous machines and their carbonizing death-toll.
Actions speak louder than words.
Cartesian rationality is all very well for mapping the Platonic universe,
but the sublime is organic – it has organs.
Organs of the living body, instruments of work, working matter
matter that conceives, has memory, acts.
Real, embodied, embedded,
we are the imperfect future-present,
of new lives in a process of infinite indefinite becoming.

Elizabeth Manchester presents the practical research for her PhD Object Space Subject: Duchamp’s Etant donnés from the Inside Out in her viva exhibition Viva Veneris, running 27 July – 2 August in the Cookhouse, Chelsea College of Art, University of the Arts, London, open weekdays 1:30 – 7:30pm, or by arrangement (emanchester@ysengrin.com and 07946597791).

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