Here Is Not The Place For Nostalgia…

Lauren Jane Williams (UK)

Thu 05 Nov 2015
Fri 06 Nov 2015
Sat 07 Nov 2015

Toynbee Studios



Photo by Manuel Vason / DARC

A SENSORY, TACTILE, CINEMATIC EXPERIENCE; INCORPORATING FILM, SCULPTURE AND DURATIONAL LIVE PERFORMANCE. FOCUSING ON ISSUES SURROUNDING OBJECTIFICATION OF THE FEMALE BODY, WARPED DESIRE, EXCESS AND ARTIFICE

Set in an adult fairy tale host environment, personal nostalgic memories become the catalyst for fragmented narratives that are ceremonially theatrical, explicit and raw in their disturbing detail. You have happened upon an episode within this almost intangible yet tactile narrative; a witness to the debris of a decadent world which is trying to find its own way of replacing the monotonous boredom of nature by means of artifice. The work is an amalgam of memories; chaotically collected, neurotically processed and constructed to create a heightened world of artifice and sensory stimulation, which ultimately leads to expenditure of the self.


Lauren comes from a Fine Art sculpture background with an MA in Costume for Performance. Issues surrounding sexuality, the explicit ‘objectified; body, fragility of the body and embodied power struggles inform her current practice. Her work explores viscerally the blurred boundaries of where body and object merge; a tactile site of metamorphic, transformative, hybrid symbiotic potential within a performance and sculptural context. Lauren’s practice spans film, installation and sculpture.


  • Part of the SPILL Showcase supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation
  • Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England
  • Mentored by Eloise Fornieles
  • Projection by As Described
  • SPILL installation edit by Adam Seaman
  • Soundscapes by Mike Picknett

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