Philip Ewe’s one-man performance for Block Universe finds the self in energetic and at times absurd crisis for new options. Shadowed by London’s corporate skyline, Ewe’s new work continues his interest in developing layers of subjects, objects and turns of phrase into tactile pipelines between audience, space and corners of the psyche.
The way documentary has been famously described as ‘the creative treatment of actuality’, Ewe’s practice comes out of tackling real, often urban, locations as a kind of catalyzing zone for subliminal campaigns towards the self, in all its varied and sometimes fictive versions – at once real, performed and mediated. Inhabiting a dynamic combination of improvisation and script, the work will roll as a one-man pinball machine posing, in the name of progress and failure, questions and answers and then more questions.
Image credit: Arron Leppard
Philip Ewe is a multi-disciplinary British artist living and working in London. His work is primarily concerned with social behaviour, public space and the channelling of subjectivity through processes that favour the experiential and unpredictable; nomadic themes, improvisational performances and high-tempo videos. Recent exhibitions and performances include Rhythm of Thought, Performance as Publishing, The Whitechapel Gallery, London; Platoon, Flat i, Deptford; Laff Box, Showroom MAMA, Rotterdam; The Conch discussion group, South London Gallery.