Between the Acts Part I
28 September–30 October
Between the Acts, 2018 is an artist poster created in response to the Brexit negotiations. The iconic image of the white cliffs at Seven Sisters in Sussex, coupled with the haunting quotation from Virginia Woolf’s posthumously published work ‘Between the Acts’, conjures vertiginous feelings of both awe and trepidation, and highlights the very real danger of going too close to the edge.
The photograph was created the week that Theresa May signed Article 50 triggering the two year period of negotiation that takes the UK out of the EU. Visitors to the Seven Sisters are warned not to approach the edge as it’s unstable. However, when faced with an abyss – whether natural or manmade – it’s difficult to resist staring into it. By displaying the poster across advertising sites around the city Roberts’ aim is to create unexpected, thought-provoking contributions to the urban spectacle, turning the street into a platform to challenge ideas and attitudes towards Brexit.
‘Brexit will spell the end of British art as we know it. Discuss.' Join Simon Roberts for panel discussion with
Shoair Mavlian, Mahtab Hussain, Natasha Caruana, Michael Lightfoot of Artists for Brexit and Uta Kogelsberger,
0 Billboards, hoardings and public poster sites across Brighton