Presented as part of The Lowry’s Edit Series the one who was standing apart from me is an exhibition of newly commissioned work by Scottish artist Greig Burgoyne, complemented and informed by several works on paper selected by the artist from the LS Lowry Collection. Burgoyne spent several visits over a period of six months exploring the collection, as well as the galleries themselves, when empty. His focus was not on what we see, but what was absent and sensed.
Based on a self-imposed rules and processes, his work embraces seemingly contradictory ideas, such as using drawing to visualise the invisible. Rather than a literal interpretation, Burgoyne considers the invisible as the broader absences all around us. In this exhibition, these absences are explored through a series of videos and performances, as well as floor and wall-based works. Central to the exhibition is the performative nature of drawing itself. Going far beyond pencil on paper, this show encourages us to rethink the challenges and possibilities of gesture and mark-making as being akin to an intensity of bareness.
Burgoyne will present a mass participatory performance on the closing weekend, featuring 100 participants covered head-to-toe in sticky notes. Without using their hands, each performer can shake, kick, or any other means they wish, until all the notes have fallen from them.
Would you like to be part of an artwork?
Come and be a part of Post-It Note Disco!
We are looking for up to 100 people to be in a mass performance in The Lowry’s foyer on Saturday 15 April at midday. Working alongside the artist Greig Burgoyne, you will be invited to cover yourself in sticky notes and dance, move, jump, and wave until the last sticky note falls…
We welcome all ages and abilities. Refreshments will be provided.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org, or leave your contact details at the gallery desk to sign up and get more information!
This performance has been devised by Greig Burgoyne, one of Britain’s most inventive artists, and will coincide with the closing weekend of his EDIT the one who was standing apart from me