Gallery Libby Sellers is pleased to present the debut of 'Middlegame', a new music score written by Hannah Kendall and performed specially for the exhibition 'Games' by Andrew Matthews-Owen with the support of the Richard Thomas Foundation. The event is open to the public and entry is free. There will be three performances on the evening of Friday, July 20th: 18:00, 18:45 and 19:30 - if you would like to attend, please contact the gallery to reserve your tickets for a selected time slot.*
'In chess there are some extremely beautiful things in the domain of movement but not in the visual domain. It's the imagining of the movement or gesture that makes the beauty, in this case. It's completely in one's grey matter'.
- Marcel Duchamp
As composer Hannah Kendall has remarked, artist and chess fanatic Marcel Duchamp 'often contemplated and referred to the visual possibilities which arise within the duration of any given game of chess, but mostly discounted its aesthetic value. However, "Middlegame" explores the flourishing visual transitions and potential patterns which occur as the chess pieces become dispersed about the board, seemingly scattered, and gradually deplete in numbers, standing as isolated figures'.
* subject to availabilityJuly 18, 2012