Proximity Effect

A series of performances, installations, videos and live music by visual artists from the city of Plymouth. The group is brought together for the first time, each with their own individual practice and curatorial experience, to consider the effect of their proximity to the city and each other.

The exhibition opens with a marathon performance by Low Profile watching the entire hit 1980s TV show MacGyver, back-to-back, cataloguing their numerous ways of saving the day.

Rooting contemporary music to locality and heritage, onec have invited bands and musicians to interpret songs of the sea for a compilation LP. Ray White creates an arm-wrestling forum in the galleries, alongside a relaxation room by the Grimmer & Steele Trust. Nick Grew presents two new films, including Grain Silo, featuring the erstwhile relic of Plymouth’s skyline.

Marianne Torrance continues her research with people who share her passion for ecology, exploring art and marine science collaborations, in partnership with the Marine Biological Association and Plymouth City Council. Red Ape is an enquiry into the relationship between language and live performance. Curated by Mark Greenwood, the project explores issues around male identity and anxieties.

Performance Programme:
Opening night performances
Fri 28 Nov 2008, 6.30–8.30pm
The exhibition opens with demanding performance by Leo Devlin curated by Red Ape, arm wrestling by Ray White and a performance by guests Grimmer & Steele Trust, heralding the start of this daring programme.

Low Profile Performance
DRY RUN part 4: MacGyver’thon
Sat 29 Nov 2008, 6am – midnight,18-hour durational performance
“DRY RUN part 4” is part of an ongoing research project supported by Plymouth College of Art. More information at the Low Profile website

Red Ape Performances and Installations
Leo Devlin: Sat 29 Nov
Nathan Walker: Fri 5, Sat 6, Sun 7 Dec 2008
Liam Yeates: Fri 12, Sat 13, Sun 14 Dec 2008

onec Live Music Event
The Spirit of Plymouth
Sat 6 Dec 2008, 7 – 10.30pm, tickets £5
The Spirit of Plymouth is a cruise ship hosting music from onec’s LP for a unique one-off event. The boat departs from and arrives at Phoenix Wharf Pier, Plymouth. Advanced booking essential from the Box Office 01752 206 114.

Image: Grimmer & Steele Trust
Proximity Effect


Event Title: Proximity Effect
Postcode: PL4 0EB
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