The central contention of Rolfe’s practice is that art making is a live and vital engagement.
His work engages socio-political concerns of have and have-not and fault lines in society.
So much imagery today is mediated by these fast-moving digital reprographic times, so quickly we consume pictures and turn the page and speed on. The knowledge in art making is perhaps slower and hard won: touch and the body, concepts and the mind and the correspondences of both brought together – as doing and being are ancient and slow but still always urgent and present.
Some while ago it became better standing in the cold winter nights watching football in the rain rather than in the comfort of the living room on a flat screen tv. First hand before your eyes better than second hand reprographics. We live therefore we are, keep life live and art along with it.
Nigel is one of the most important figures in performance art internationally, and has been making work for over four decades. We’re so excited to see what he makes: we know it will be a charged moment for everyone who attends.