Revive! invites a discovery and exploration of the mysterious crypt underneath St Mary Magdalene Church

Revive! invites a discovery and exploration of the mysterious crypt underneath St Mary Magdalene Church built by George Edmund Street, a highly original, influential and radical Gothic Revivalist architect.

The artists have created site-specific works to reinvent and reinterpret this intimate space exploring issues such as ritual and spirituality, memory and presence, death and transfiguration and the notion of revivalism in our post-Brexit Britain and after Trump victory.

Revive! is the second part of a two-fold project began by Pompe and devised in reaction to Frieze Art Fair. The Dionysian procession led its followers along Regent’s Park canal via a series of performances and culminated in the crypt where Revive! will take place.

Participating artists: STASIS, Pavel Pepperstein, Adam Barker-Mill, Hans Rosenström, Carolyn Barker-Mill, Alan Magee, Jonathan McCree, Niklas Gustafson and Col Self.

Galitzine MacKenzie’s exhibitions are often motivated by a desire to draw attention to and include local communities. Revive! continues this ambition. The church, together with the Paddington Development Trust, are raising funds to create a community and heritage hub in order to enrich, regenerate and bring greater cultural cohesion to the local area as well as to support the restoration of the Grade 1 listed church building. Revive! aims to draw attention to this cause and the project will reach out to various vibrant community groups active in the area.

Please donate generously here to their cause and help make this project a reality.

Revive! at St Mary Magdalene Church, Rowington Close

December 18, 2016

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Pompe, Pompe, Pompe with Galitzine Mackenzie in the spirit of Dionysus!

A tragic-comic canal procession of art performances and music from Regents Park to a remarkable crypt underneath Saint Mary Magdalene Church.

Be a part of Pompe – the name given to the processional element of the events practiced by the cult of Dionysus.

Together we will celebrate the spirit of Art and using fleeting nature of performances mock the domineering commercialism in the art world represented by Frieze Art Fair.

The site of Frieze will be the departure point for the canal boat ‘Dazzler’ captained by a canal resident Robert Salomon. Pompe will encounter performances by young artists, musicians and dancers on bridges and tow paths referencing and
including members of the local community and landmarks.

For Pompe Dionysus is present in his role as the great liberator from the self-conscious; his wine, music and dance frees his followers and subverts the oppressive restraints of the powerful. He is the protector of those who do not belong to conventional society and symbolises the chaotic, dangerous and unexpected acting as a perfect rebel figure. Thus, Pompe aims to reinforce the power of contemporary art and help liberate it from subservience to commercial forces and government stipulations.

Neil Luck & Adam de la Cour, Zoe Marden, STASIS, Imogen Lloyd, James St Findlay & Harvey Lancaster Rous, Well Suited, Guilded Music and Eloise Lawson.

St Mary Magdalene Church in Paddington

Pompe is made possible thanks to the support of St Mary Magdalene Church.

The church, together with Paddington Development Trust, is raising funds to create a community and heritage hub as well as support restoration of the church building.

It is a Grade 1 listed church and is recognised as an outstanding example of Neo-Gothic architecture. This Development Project aims to transform the building into a heritage, community, culture and arts hub in order to enrich, regenerate and bring greater cultural cohesion to the local area.
Please donate generously here to help make

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