Alice Theobald - The Next Step

A solo exhibition of new artwork developed by Alice Theobald, including a new 3D film work. Free Entry

Alice Theobald - The Next Step

About this event

Starts: Thursday 27 October 2016 12:00 PM

Ends: Saturday 19 November 2016 6:00 PM

At: Two Queens, 2 Queen Street, Leicester, LE1 1QW

Taking its title from a new 3D film work produced for this exhibition, The Next Step centres around a seemingly aimless sprawling conversation about relationships, aspirations and life decisions as a baby and a dog advance towards the audience. Through this conversation, a combination of language play, moving image and installation, Theobald explores conflicted feelings about societal conventions, the repeated cycle of human existence, and the ways that received wisdom about life, love, death, freedom and personal growth feed back into daily life through depictions in film, television and music.

Alice Theobald's practice encompasses live performance, video and installation to explore the parallels between stage and life and the discrepancy between expression, appearance and feeling. Frequently working with a cast of "non-professional" actors, Theobald shifts between the role of stage director, choreographer, narrator and performer.

This exhibition is the second in a programme of exhibitions and events at Two Queens across 2016-18 and will be accompanied by project space commissions from Oliver Tirre and James Parkinson. The exhibition will also run during the inaugural Leicester Art Week (4th – 12th November) a programme of visual arts activity across the city. The project is kindly supported by public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England, Leicester City Council and De Montfort University. The film 'The Next Step' was produced with additional support from Primary, Nottingham through their artist residency programme.

Please note our opening times are Thursday - Saturday 12-6pm during exhibitions and by appointment.


Two Queens

Two Queens

Two Queens is an artist-run gallery and studios situated in Leicester’s Cultural Quarter. With the ambition of providing a centre for experimental modes of arts production, exhibition and exchange, Two Queens is dedicated to establishing an agenda for new activity in the city and across the region.

We want to invest our energies into collaborations with new institutions and individuals from outside of Leicester whilst also assisting in the development of artists working within the city.

Two Queens was established in 2011 by recent graduates from De Montfort and Loughborough Universities, and has been programming regular exhibitions and events since March 2012.

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