Thursday, June 24, 2010

Darren Banks, Flora Whitely and Christopher Rollen: "An Evening with Better Place Portraiture" Barbican Centre, London

Darren Banks, Christopher Rollen & Flora Whitely
An Evening with Better Place Portraiture
Magic and the Occult
Barbican Centre
24 June 2010
6.30 - 10.00 PM
Barbican Website
Better Place Portraiture Blogspot

Better Place Portraiture is a psychic collaboration between the artists Darren Banks , Flora Whitley & Christopher Rollen.

Better Place Portraiture

"The Present"

Tonight Better Place Portraiture will be hosting their final bestial séance at the Barbican Art Gallery. They are inviting you to come and join them in drawing out memories of animal friends - as spirits will be cast onto paper through the medium of the pencil. 

Please make your way to the reception and book an appointment with Better Place Portraiture, the receptionist will be happy to answer any queries that you may have and will explain where and when you will be able to see our psychic team.  During your appointment our medium and her meta-visible guide will endeavor to make contact and provide a portrait from beyond the grave.  Appointments will be given on a first come first serve basis and a maximum of two people can be seen at once. From beginning to end the whole process will last about 7 minutes.

Please do not feel anxious, ghosts are harmless.  There is nothing to fear.  If an entity is perceived, simply view it as evidence of a living imagination.

"The Past"

Better Place Portraiture is a psychic collaboration conceived up by the artists Darren Banks and Flora Whiteley. They come together through a shared interest in the intuitive, the domestic, the animal and the supernatural. Since 2002 they have made several projects together exploring the human, the animal and the supernatural.

Better Place Portraiture came into being in 2005 and has been performed in a number of manifestations since, including: Novotel Rooms 2, Magnifitat, Edinburgh, 2002, Mima, Middlesborough, 2004 and Magacin, Belgrade 2009, Temporary Contemporary, The Old Police station, London , Fantasmagora Better Place Portraiture,Auto-Italia Southeast, London 2009

An Evening with Better Place Portraiture - still from performance
Photo Courtesy of Theo Cook