• Theaster Gates - Sanctum

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    This autumn, a remarkable structure will rise up from within the bombed out remains of Temple Church in central Bristol. For 24 days, this 14th century site will be transformed into an intimate gathering place in which to hear the city like never before.

    Chicago-based artist Theaster Gates was invited by Bristol arts producer, Situations, to create his first public project in the UK as part of Bristol 2015 European Green Capital.

    The artist has sought out discarded and dormant materials from former places of labour and religious devotion across Bristol to build an intimate and distinctive temporary structure at Temple Church. From Thursday 29th October, Sanctum will host a continuous programme of performance over 576 hours until Saturday 21st November, sustained by Bristol’s performers, musicians and bands.

    You will be able to enter ‘Sanctum’ day and night and whilst we’ll announce who the performers are, you won’t know who is playing when. You might encounter a headlining band or come across a gospel choir handing over to a spoken word artist. Capacity will be limited so that the experience of Sanctum remains intimate, but if you’d like to guarantee a time to visit, you’ll be able to reserve entry
    from 21 September.

    Sanctum has been developed through Theaster’s encouragement to see and reflect upon the unseen, unvisited and under-heard. In the shell of the English Heritage site of Temple Church, Sanctum will test out what future spaces of contemplation and gathering might supersede the sanctuaries of the past.

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    Between October 29 – November 21, 2015 Theaster Gates staged his first UK public project in Bristol as part of the cultural programme for Bristol 2015 European Green Capital.

    We believe in the capacity of artists to imagine new visions of the future for our environment and to sustain and enrich our lives. One of the foremost American artists of his generation, Theaster Gates is renowned for his acts of transformation, such as the re-activation and redemption of abandoned spaces and the redeployment of disused objects and materials.

    In the autumn of 2015 a temporary structure rose within the remaining shell of the 14th century Temple Church for a continuous programme of performance. Having sought out discarded and dormant materials from former places of labour and religious devotion across the city Gates built this extraordinary work. Entitled Sanctum, the artist invited musicians and performers across Bristol to sustain a performance of sound and spoken word continuously for 24 days, 24 hours a day.

    Sanctum was open to visitors day and night, capacity remaining limited to ensure the intimacy of the space. Whether a headlining band, spoken word artist or gospel choir this secret schedule contributed to the sense of Sanctum as a gathering space for collaboration and new encounters.

    The project was developed through Gates’ working principle of seeing and reflecting upon the unseen, unvisited and under-heard. Gates sought the city’s voices, and tested how future spaces of contemplation might supersede the sanctuaries of the past.
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