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Poetry, collage and events

From a young age Mark Boyle had a special interest for literature and started his artistic career as a poet. He wrote poetry with influence from surrealism and dada techinques. Many poems were made using mathematical formulas and structures.

In 1957, Boyle met the artist and architect Joan Hills. Inspired by their meeting, he started to create visual arts. Boyle believed that all things had inherently distinctive aesthetic qualities and possibilities. Presenting casual everyday objects, removed from their usual context, he transformed them into independent works of art.

In the early 1960s Boyle and Hills actively worked with theater, happenings and events:

In Memory of Big Ed (Edinburgh, 1963) was an experimental theatre work, that included audience participation, provocations and found objects, leading to scandal and lawsuit.

In Street (London, 1964) the audience was led through a door and seated in chairs. When the curtain was pulled to the side, the audience stared straight into a street. Thus, the boundary between art and daily life was effectively erased.

O What A Lovely Whore (London, 1965) articulated and criticized the theater's traditional relationship between artist and audience. The event was created with band players, paint, headlights and instruments.

The exhibition is on view from April 20 through September 2

Boyle Family

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Boyle Family

20.04.1802.09.18

Mark Boyle, Joan Hills, Sebastian Boyle, Georgia Boyle og Soft Machine

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