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Jill & Josh and their Dead Petz | Lunchtime Conversations: Jill McKnight &...

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BasementArtsProject

28 Back Burton Terrace

Beeston

Leeds

LS11 5JH

United Kingdom

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As the darkness of the winter months descend upon BasementArtsProject so to does the final project of the year. Taking us into 2018 are artists and studio holders at Leeds based SERF Studios Jill McKnight and Joshua Hart.

For this, their second collaborative exhibition, Hart and McKnight explore material and psychological understanding of animals and their lives as pets. ‘Jill & Josh & Their Dead Petz’ seeks to investigate the relationships between animals and humans through production and deposition of artworks, conceiving an exhibition-as-arena of emotions and perceptions of ownership and possession, of life and death in equal measure. The works will explore pets and their passing as an autonomous force or measure of our abilities to communicate or relate, and to how we define ourselves and family.


The loss of a pet can often be our first experience of death. Relevant personal and impersonal dimensions of this subject will be articulated through an exploration of cultural modes of display; private and public. These themes of monumentality, exploitation and domesticity will be articulated throughout the course of the exhibition through works referencing Tamagotchi pets, puppets, dissected cadavers and bodily fragments.


Lunchtime Conversations

For each exhibition at BasementArtsProject we stage at least one Lunchtime Conversation event attended by the artist at which hot food is supplied. These events are opportunities for people to ask the artist questions about the exhibition and practice.

BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL as places are limited

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Chilli (Vegan)

Cous Cous (Vegetarian)

Cheese Board

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Tea / Coffee / Fresh Juice

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United Kingdom

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