Lauren Gault: Cithra at The Tetley, Leeds

Sara Jaspan, Exhibitions Editor
Lauren Gault: Cithra at The Tetley, Leeds
via Leeds Inspired

Lauren Gault: Cithra at The Tetley, 17 September 2021 — 3 January 2022 Entrance is free — Visit now

For some, the word ‘farming’ still carries bucolic associations and hints of a simpler, ‘salt of the earth’ way of life steeped in tradition. In reality, however, like most industries, the agricultural sector has been completely transformed over the last century-and-a-half by developments in science and technology. Particularly in the west, farming is an overwhelmingly mechanised, intensive, productive-driven process that harms nature as much as it cultivates, and treats animals as nothing more than units of economic worth. Yet humans are entirely dependent on the natural world for our survival.

For her upcoming solo-exhibition at The Tetley in Leeds, artist Lauren Gault will present a new body of work that explores the thresholds and close interdependency between wildness and domestication; engaging with a wide range of fields, such as contemporary agricultural practices, rewilding policies, biomaterials and archaeology.

The exhibition is informed by Gault’s experience of growing up in rural Northern Ireland, and her research into the writings of her relative, Martha Craig (1866-1950) – an Irish-born female explorer, inventor, self-educated scientist, and author of the forgotten science-fiction novel, The Men of Mars (1907). The title of the show, Cithra, alludes to Craig’s pseudonym ‘Mithra’ – both an ancient Roman god whose name meant ‘guardian of cattle’ or of ‘in-between spaces’, and the early Zoroastrian term for ‘seed’ or ‘livestock’.

First presented at Gasworks in London in 2020, Cithra will consist of a series of works imbued with a mix of strangeness, beauty, carnality, and ethereality, which together explore themes of domestication, devastation, history, mythology, liminality and human-nonhuman relations. Working with materials ranging from stained glass and polished horn fossil to refracted light and ambient sound (developed in collaboration with composer Richy Carey and featuring field recordings, such as piezoelectric crystal ignitions, scrimshaws and bull growls), Gault creates a highly resonant environment that invites us to consider our relationship with the natural world in an entirely new way. This promises to be a truly novel, richly sensory exhibition. Don’t miss.

Lauren Gault: Cithra at The Tetley, 17 September 2021 — 3 January 2022 Entrance is free Visit now

Performances

Date
Time
Session Features
17 September 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
18 September 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
19 September 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
22 September 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
23 September 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
24 September 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
25 September 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
26 September 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
29 September 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
30 September 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
1 October 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
2 October 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
3 October 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
6 October 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
7 October 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
8 October 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
9 October 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
10 October 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
13 October 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
14 October 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
15 October 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
16 October 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
17 October 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
20 October 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
21 October 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
22 October 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
23 October 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
24 October 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
27 October 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
28 October 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
29 October 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
30 October 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
31 October 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
3 November 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
4 November 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
5 November 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
6 November 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
7 November 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
10 November 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
11 November 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
12 November 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
13 November 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
14 November 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
17 November 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
18 November 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
19 November 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
20 November 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
21 November 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
24 November 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
25 November 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
26 November 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
27 November 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
28 November 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
1 December 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
2 December 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
3 December 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
4 December 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
5 December 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
8 December 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
9 December 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
10 December 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
11 December 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
12 December 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
15 December 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
16 December 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
17 December 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
18 December 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
19 December 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
22 December 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
23 December 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
24 December 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
25 December 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
26 December 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
29 December 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
30 December 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
31 December 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
1 January 2022
10:00am — 5:00pm
2 January 2022
10:00am — 5:00pm
3 January 2022
10:00am — 5:00pm

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