Sue Tompkins

27 February - 24 April. Tues - Sun, 10am - 5.30pm

Sue Tompkins is a sound and visual artist who studied painting at the Glasgow School of art, graduating in 1994. Tompkins has recieved international recognition for her work which often employs language in the form of typewritten text pieces and through live performances. She is currently represented in the survey exhibition, British Art Show 7 'In the Days of the Comet' (Hayward Gallery, touring) and was formerly a member of the Glasgow - based art collective Elizabeth Go and the band Life Without Buildings. Her work for Inverleith House takes the form of live performance, typewritten text pieces and fabric works. Each element of her work being linked by the repetitive, performative actions that are utilised in their production.

Sue Tompkins, Untitled 2011. Courtesy the artist and the Modern Institute/Toby Webster ltd.

Below is an extract from 'Hallo Welcome To Keith Street' which was performed at the opening of the exhibition of Saturday 26th February 2011.

Please click on the link to view a recording of the full performance.

                                                thinking standing on a lily pad.

                               standing potentially on that new pad

                               a water lily spread

                               not a pond

                               but seems that way

                               Val   a   ha   la

                               hola   lao cha cha la

                               (time) unlocked

                               January spent

                               february alive

                               march stood up

                               april released

                               may confused

                               june pleased

                               july loved

                               august cleared around

                               september please girls

                              october looked upwards

                              november accessewd it

                              december came home

Exhibitons programme supported by Creative Scotland.

with thanks to the Modern Institute/Toby Webster ltd, Glasgow.

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