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11th January, 2013

Head Room

Event Details

11th January, 2013
Monday to Friday, 10.00 – 17.00
End Date:
25th January, 2013
Wimbledon Space, Wimbledon, Merton Hall Road, London SW19 3QA

The dramatic power of the human head as seen through the eyes of Jocelyn Herbert and Yolanda Sonnabend

This exhibition investigates the way in which two extraordinary female theatre artists have visualised the human head in the contexts of performance and fine art.

Presenting masks worn by performers, together with designs, drawings and photographs from the Jocelyn Herbert Archive at Wimbledon College of Art, the exhibition explores Herbert’s fascination with the visual transformation of the head.

Sketchbooks and correspondence connected with performances such as Sir Peter Hall’s celebrated production of The Oresteia (1981), and other theatre and film productions including The Mask of Orpheus, Prometheus and works for the first productions in English of Samuel Beckett’s Not I and Happy Days, will also be on display.

From Yolanda Sonnabend, we present drawings, production photographs and masks designed by her for the late Sir Kenneth Macmillan’s ballets, My Brother My Sisters and A Different Drummer. In addition, there will be a further selection of three-dimensional heads and masks, some made-to-be-worn and some created as sculptural objects in their own right.

Curated by Peter Farley.

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