"Fugitive Significance" Helen Kellock and Jo Mango From February until 16 March 2014
“Fugitive Significance” is an interdisciplinary exploration by visual artist, Helen Kellock, and musician, Jo Mango.
These paintings can be viewed as an experiment in ekphrasis, a visual translation of what Helen felt to be the significant moments of the musical composition, ‘Spiegel im Spiegel’ by Arvo Pärt. Jo went on to create lyrics based on certain aspects of Helen’s paintings, now divorced of their original context. Although the exhibition lacks sound, the paintings and lyrics can be viewed together as an expression of a new, complete song.
JO MANGO is a Glaswegian singer-songwriter and a Lecturer in music at the University of West of Scotland, specialising in musicology and songwriting. She has co-written songs with the likes of Teenage Fanclub and Admiral Fallow and collaborated musically with Vashti Bunyan and David Byrne amongst others. The Herald rated her latest album 'Murmuration' in the top five best albums of 2012.
HELEN KELLOCK is a visual artist and writer from Glasgow. She studied at the Glasgow School of Art before continuing on to complete a degree in English Literature at Glasgow University. Helen has had work exhibited in Sienna, had visual/textual pieces published by Freight Books and is also a published children's book illustrator. She is currently based in MANY studios in Glasgow.
ARTIST'S TALK & PERFORMANCE Sunday 16 March, 2-3.30pm, The McManus Gallery, Albert Square, Dundee, DD1 1DA (venue TBC)
nomasrojects.org in partnership with jomango.bandcamp.com, helenkellock.tumblr.com and mcmanus.co.uk