Eleanor Cully Boehringer & Craig Stewart Johnson: Nothing but the blurb

Sat & Sun, 12 – 5pm

Preview 21 June, 6 – 8pm

Thirty Six Gallery

This new iterative collaboration is preoccupied with transcription and mistranslation, meaning and misunderstanding.

Audio and text become entangled with intuitive performance, rooted in site-specific feedback and non-linear narratives.

Eleanor Cully Boehringer is an artist and composer from Norwich, based in Newcastle upon Tyne. She makes performances, compositions, installations and music. Eleanor has composed for choirs such as Musarc, Fenham Ensemble, Chorus of Royal Northern Sinfonia and Kantos Chamber Choir. She has written for ensembles such as Galvanize, Standard Issue, An Assembly and Apartment House and for soloists such as Craig Ogden, Gabriel Waite, Kathryn Williams, and Juliet Fraser. She has installed her work at Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival and had her compositions broadcast live on BBC Radio 3. Eleanor’s arrangement of ‘The Holly and the Ivy’, Perennial Ephemeral, won the 2023 Kantos Carol Competition.

Craig Stewart Johnson (b.1989, Gateshead) is an interdisciplinary artist and researcher whose artwork focuses on the detail and nuance of everyday textures and places. Minimal in composition, the seemingly simple works invite the viewer to develop an understanding and appreciation of these intricate characteristics through repetition and focus. Developing from an interest in underground music, there is an obsession in Johnson’s work with the aesthetic aspects of DIY culture. Analogue methods of production (photocopiers, film grain, cut and paste) are an ever-present inspiration, the imperfections flowing through the work informing a search for beauty and catharsis in decay. Johnson runs the Invisible City records label (established 2014) releasing works on limited edition cassettes and CD.

36 Lime Street Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 2PQ

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22—30 June 2024

FREE

  • Sat 12 – 5pm
  • Sun 12 – 5pm
  • Level access
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