FREAKS EXHIBITION

6th December - 20th December 2010

Shoreditch Town Hall Basement Gallery,
Shoreditch, London

Pitched between ordinary and unique: regular and absurd: cute and monstrous, a parade of toy horses line up to exhibit their deathly black manes. Horses for Courses is a show for the rejects of the world famous Badminton Horse Trials. As spectators, we enter a diminutive world at the core of abjection, where the deformed, diseased, metamorphosed, anthropomorphised and the uncanny mammals reside within the breed of ‘freaks’. Passive and silent in their endeavour, we forgive them for their differences; an attitude exempt from our society where mortal misfits threaten our personal and social belief systems.

* French philosopher Julia Kristeva considered the abject to be “…what disturbs identity, system, order…What does not respect borders, positions, rules…The in-between, the ambiguous, the composite”,



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FREAKS EXHIBITION

6th December - 20th December 2010

Shoreditch Town Hall Basement Gallery,
Shoreditch, London

Pitched between ordinary and unique: regular and absurd: cute and monstrous, a parade of toy horses line up to exhibit their deathly black manes. Horses for Courses is a show for the rejects of the world famous Badminton Horse Trials. As spectators, we enter a diminutive world at the core of abjection, where the deformed, diseased, metamorphosed, anthropomorphised and the uncanny mammals reside within the breed of ‘freaks’. Passive and silent in their endeavour, we forgive them for their differences; an attitude exempt from our society where mortal misfits threaten our personal and social belief systems.

* French philosopher Julia Kristeva considered the abject to be “…what disturbs identity, system, order…What does not respect borders, positions, rules…The in-between, the ambiguous, the composite”,



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