Feliks Culpa
May 11th
Samantha Sadler

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Feliks Culpa's Hitchcock-inspired art exhibition comes to Newcastle

B&D studios in Newcastle will be hosting the first UK showing of artist Feliks Culpa’s latest exhibition this month.

A Year of Living Dangerously will feature drawings derived over the course of a year from Alfred Hitchcock’s classic film, The Birds.

Taking place from the Thursday 9 November - Tuesday 21 November, Feliks will exhibit the verso dated series of 365 abstract daily drawings. The artwork pays tribute to the likes of Tehching Hsieh (Doing Time), On Kawara (Date Paintings), Vic Muniz (Verso), Alfred Hitchcock and Douglas Gordon (24 Hour Psycho).

Valued at over £1m, the exhibition draws strong influences from Hitchcock combined with themes inspired by Taiwanese artist Teching Hsiech art work Doing Time. The one year performance involved Teching taking a photograph of himself punching a clock every hour, on the hour for a year.

Feliks Culpa, artist, explained: “As I see it, A Year of Living Dangerously, is not simply a work of appropriation, it is more like an act of affiliation. It wasn’t a straightforward case of abduction.

“These drawings were an attempt at capturing time, a year in a box, by creating something significantly different to the everyday, everyday.”

Using only black and white, Feliks’s drawings attempt to capture, notate, locate and navigate time.

He continued: “With the exhibition I intend to create the feeling of enclosure, of being overwhelmed, where the mass of images is far more significant than each individual drawing. The flock and murmuration more terrifying than the individual crow or seagull.”

Feliks has also been working with Newcastle based tech company Hedgehog Lab to create a virtual reality gallery of the images to add to the immersive nature of the event.

The event will take place November 9th – 21 st at B&D Gallery, Newcastle, NE1 6QE.

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