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Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard at the South London Gallery

By Lauren Down

Compelling and earnestly engaging, Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard’s collaborative audio-visual works feature a large body of performative and video based art.

Taken from the last seven years of their artistic partnership, the projects on show at the South London Gallery explore notions of the audience – whether it is being part of one, observing one or transforming one from voyeur to creator.

Ranging from pieces such as ‘File under Sacred music’ and the duo’s 2003 meticulous remake of 1978’s film ‘The Cramps’ to one of their more recent and more provocative pieces ‘Audience Fuck Off.’ Completed in 2009, the hilarious and awkward performative piece sees a stand-up comedian draw attention to individuals within the audience.
A true concoction of mediums and experiences, this exhibition is definitely worth a visit. Until 18 Mar. www.southlondongallery.org South London Gallery, 65 Peckham Rd, OVAL SE5 8UH

Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard, Performer. Audience. F*** Off, 2009, production still © All images courtesy the artists, South London Gallery and Kate MacGarry, London

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