In 2010, Jessica Warboys came upon a collection of photographic portraits of the dancer Hélène Vanel performing at the opening night of the 1938 Exposition Internationale du Surréalisme, and shortly afterwards, an unpublished manuscript by Vanel was discovered.
Editing together these found materials with images from her own films, Warboys produced a publication, Vanelephant, which forms the script for this new spoken word performance, made in collaboration with Morten Norbye Halvorsen. The afternoon recital takes place at Tyntesfield, a glorious Gothic Revival property situated just outside Bristol.
The ticket price includes entry to this National Trust house and grounds and the schedule allows opportunities to explore before and after the performance, so you can bring a picnic or visit their gardens, café and farm shop.
12pm: bus departs Spike Island
12.15pm: bus arrives Tyntesfield, followed by free time in the grounds
1pm: performance begins
2pm: timed entrance to Tyntesfield House
3.30pm: bus departs Tyntesfield
3.45pm: bus arrives Spike Island
Please note: this event takes place outdoors and audience members should come prepared for inclement weather conditions.
Ticket price includes return bus journey and entrance to Tyntesfield house and grounds. If you would prefer to travel to and from Tyntesfield yourself, booking and collecting tickets in advance is essential.
Presented by Spike Island, in association with Mayfest.
Jessica Warboys (1977) was born in Wales and works between London and Paris. She received a Master of Fine Art from Slade School of Art in 2004 and a BA(Hons) from Falmouth College of Arts in 2001.
Recent solo exhibitions include A painting cycle at Nomas Foundation, Rome (2012), Victory Park Tree Painting at Cell Project Space, London (2011) and Land & Sea at Le Crédac, Ivry-sur-Seine, France (2011). Her work has been included in numerous group exhibitions including dOCUMENTA (13) in Kassel, Germany (2012), Camera Britannica at Centre Pompidou, Paris (2012) and Los Pasos Perditos at Galerie Andreas Huber, Vienna (2012).