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While Kettle’s Yard was temporarily closed, we created this collection of resources relating to the Linderism exhibition, that can be explored at home.
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You can also see a selection of installation images of the exhibition in our Facebook album.
During Linderism we were delighted to host an online panel discussion looking at transformation and otherness through Linder’s mythic and classical references in her photomontages. Artist Linder Sterling was in conversation about her work with classicist Professor Katherine Harloe and curator Dr Amy Tobin, chaired by Alina Khakoo.
Linder staged the performance Bower of Bliss: An Improper Architecture at Murray Edwards College, Cambridge, which hosts the New Hall Art Collection as part of the exhibition.
Watch the documentation of the performance here.
Bower of Bliss: An Improper Architecture, 2020
Performers, Lauren Fitzpatrick, Kirstin Halliday, Gia Jones, Lilian Wang and Ashley Young. Music composed and performed by Maxwell Sterling with Kenichi Iwasa and Inter Alios choir of Murray Edwards College and Churchill College. Costumes designed by Louise Gray. Cinematography by Fatosh Olgacher. Commissioned by Kettle’s Yard with New Hall Art Collection as part of Linderism.
As part of Linderism, a number of performance and film works by Linder are on display across the galleries and the Edlis Neeson Research Space.
Explore the sensory dimensions of Linder’s work through these multimedia discussions.
Extra Sensory Perception
Frank Bowles, Archivist at Cambridge University Library, pulls out material Linder examined in the archives of the Society for Psychical Research, and discusses the influence of extrasensory perception on her work.
Lizzie Marx, History of Art PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge, explores the role of smell in the history and experience of art by way of Linder, Jim Ede and seventeenth-century Dutch art.
The Lower Senses
Mark Bradley, Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Associate Professor of Ancient History at the University of Nottingham, and Linder’s academic consultant on the history of the senses, uses the ‘lower senses’: smell, taste and touch to draw connections between classical bodies and Linder’s photomontage.
Read an interview with composer Maxwell Sterling, who produced the sound works for the Linderism exhibition which you can listen to below.
The One Who Benefits in Every Way, 2020, Composition by Maxwell Sterling
Hacienda Redux, 1982/2020, Composition by Maxwell Sterling
Order the Linderism publication, featuring essays on Linder and balletomania, surrealist flora, modernist theosophy and feminist politics by James Boaden, Alyce Mahon, Sarah Victoria Turner and the curator of Linderism, Amy Tobin.