DARK UNION EXHIBITON
The Rag Factory, London.
13 - 18 November 2012
Dark Union is an exhibition of Paintings, Sculptures, Video and performance by Inesa and Barrington De La Roche known as Dark Theatre. They have been working together for over ten years mainly in performance, aktion painting, video and installation.
Dark Theatre performed live during the Private View on the evening of Tuesday 13 th November 2012. This Dramatic Performance - Aktion Painting "DEATH, act1 BIRTH" is an expression of a Life cycle of humanity, from the innocence of birth, growing through the behaviour patterns of the needs of society, which includes labour, religion and war, ultimately exploding in an apocalyptic vision.
"The soul forms from the molecules of time and emerges from the collision of energy inherent in memory to produce the human psyche which battles against the forces of nature." Dark Theatre
The Austrian artist Hermann Nitsch and his Orgies Mysteries Theatre, with whom Barrington and Inesa are a regular actors and French artist Antonini Artaud and his Theatre of Cruelty and the theatrical visions of another French artist Yves Klein heavily influence the concept and actions of the Dark Theatre.
The Performance Artist, Alexandra Unger also performed live during the exhibition the piece entitled "RITUAL" was performed on Thursday 15 th November 2012 using the painting installation from "DEATH Act 1 BIRTH" by Dark Theatre as a backdrop.