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Sean Lynch: A Murmur, Repeated

20 July 2019 - 28 September 2019

John Hansard Gallery present 'A Murmur, Repeated', a new exhibition by Sean Lynch.
 
Alongside a varied collection of artefacts, props and sculptures, Lynch presents a new film shot in Southampton with collaborators Gina Moxley and Timmy Creed. Time travel and spirit possession drive a surreal narrative where a bard from the seventeenth century ends up encountering the empty car park of an out-of­ business Toys R Us, Southampton's geothermal plant, IBIS hotels and the streetscape of the city centre.

Caught between a desire to fit into the constraints of the contemporary world and the seemingly liberal possibilities of a more poetic, distant life of the past, Lynch's central characters offer up many opinions about the construction of public space and the role of history. 
 
A new publication designed by Daly & Lyon, with an essay by author Kevin Barry (author of the highly acclaimed novel City of Bohane and two short-story collections, Dark Lies the Island and There Are Little Kingdoms) and further writings by Sean Lynch will be launched on Thursday 26 September, 68pm at John Hansard Gallery.
 
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Press Release
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Sean Lynch, A Murmur, Repeated, 2018–19. Video still. Courtesy Ronchini, London