Nicola Dale - DAY
‘DAY’ is a project that takes place in the atrium space at MOSTYN during the day and is a counterpoint to ‘TONIGHT’, presented after dark on the façade of the MOSTYN building during LLAWN05.
Nicola Dale will be presenting The Act of Reading (2017) throughout Saturday 16 September.
For the piece Dale imitates a series of poses derived from art historical depictions of women reading, recalling MOSTYN’s origin as a temporary home for exhibitions by the Gwynedd Ladies’ Art Society.
The performance connects with MOSTYN’s recent 'History Series' of exhibitions which used the gallery building's past history as inspiration for exhibitions in the present.
The hidden nature of the past is evoked by the performance of The Act of Reading (2017) itself – it is enacted in such a way that it might go unnoticed, blending into the fabric of everyday life, its subtlety revealed only through closer inspection.
Nicola Dale was one of the selected artists for the 2017 programme of Standpoint Futures residencies, run in partnership and hosted with Chisenhale Studios.