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Island at the Dairy in London

Order of the Third Bird in Island at Dairy Art Centre in London

The Order of the Third Bird will be presenting new work & performing as part of the exhibition Island at the Dairy Art Centre in London, opening October 11 (performance lecture October 25). If you’re in London, please come by. Even if not, check out the exhibition trailer video directed by Porfirio Munoz.

The Order of the Third Performance/Workshop on Aldous Huxley & Island.
October 25, 6:30 – 8:00 PM.
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October 11 – December 8

Constructed as multiple, unfolding chapters of a novel, the exhibition Island captures various moments in Aldous Huxley’s novel from 1962, somewhat a counterpart to A Brave New World written thirty years earlier. In the enclavic and psychic setting of Pala new criteria for “value” lie in harmony, personal fulfillment, arts, architecture and the imagination. Eccentric solutions are found to old social problems, one regulator being the use of psychedelic drugs, tantra, rock climbing, multiple family structures, and collective and individual healing sessions. Island celebrates both the psychedelic Sixties, the dissolution of conventional Western mores and identities and the rise of new forms of awareness. As novel, it is also a cautionary tale of the mindless exploitation of resources allied to the capitalization of spirituality.

The exhibition follows the transformative steps of Bloomsbury-born protagonist Will Farnaby, observer, actor and catalyst. Within Island, Will’s transformation is loosely organized around the intertwined experiences of crash, awakening, abundance, and self-betrayal. The first pivotal word Farnaby hears on the island is “Attention” the initial awakening of a journey towards the “here and now.”

Artist list: John Armleder, Sylvie Auvray, Tom Benson, Ashley Bickerton, Va entin Carron, Jake and Dinos Chapman, George Condo, Ann Craven, Thomas Demand, Zeng Fanzhi, Urs Fischer, Théodore Fivel, Sylvie Fleury, Cyprien Gaillard, Gunjan Gupta, Anthea Hamilton, Thilo Heinzmann, Reena Saini Kallat, Terence Koh, Sergej Jensen, Rashid Johnson, Adriana Lara, Franck Leibovici & Diemo Schwarz, Fang Lijun, Ursula Mayer, Takashi Murakami, The Order of the Third Bird, Jagannath Panda, Mai-Thu Perret, Sigmar Polke, Laure Prouvost, R.H. Quaytman, Ugo Rondinone, Sterling Ruby, Tomàs Saraceno, Julian Schnabel, Cindy Sherman, Dirk Skreber, Haim Steinbach, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Thukral and Tagra, Andro Wekua, Ai Weiwei, Douglas White.

+44 (0) 20 7713 8900 info@dairyartcentre.org.uk dairyartcentre.org.uk
Dairy Art Centre 7a Wakefield Street Bloomsbury London WC1N 1PG

Island is curated by Sarina Basta.