THE BALLS OF ALBAN

THE BALLS OF ALBAN

THE BALLS OF ALBAN

A PERFORMANCE BY

A PERFORMANCE BY

A PERFORMANCE BY

CARL GENT

CARL GENT

CARL GENT

25TH JANUARY 2019
19.30 – 20.30

25TH JANUARY 2019
19.30 – 20.30

25TH JANUARY 2019
19.30 – 20.30

“St Alban and I were playing strip poker but neither of us had any cards...”

SEAGER opens its new gallery space with The Balls of Alban, a performance by Carl Gent, which sees a Dark Ages martyr and a 21st century artist meet for a battle of Texas Hold ‘Em.

As past and present collapse into one, and as new rounds of strip poker ensue, it is not just clothing that is shed. The performance exposes how the legacy of Saint Alban is tied up in the beheading of a King who was living four centuries ahead of Alban’s time but thirteen centuries into the past for you and me.

Carl Gent is an artist from Bexhill-on-Sea, UK. Their recent work has been attempting to rehistoricise the biography of Cynethryth, eighth-century Queen of Mercia. This has occurred through live publishing, tabletop gaming, performance of folk song, amateur dramatics and the creation of a carnival float that took part in 2018's community-led Bexhill Carnival.

“St Alban and I were playing strip poker but neither of us had any cards...”

SEAGER opens its new gallery space with The Balls of Alban, a performance by Carl Gent, which sees a Dark Ages martyr and a 21st century artist meet for a battle of Texas Hold ‘Em.

As past and present collapse into one, and as new rounds of strip poker ensue, it is not just clothing that is shed. The performance exposes how the legacy of Saint Alban is tied up in the beheading of a King who was living four centuries ahead of Alban’s time but thirteen centuries into the past for you and me.

Carl Gent is an artist from Bexhill-on-Sea, UK. Their recent work has been attempting to rehistoricise the biography of Cynethryth, eighth-century Queen of Mercia. This has occurred through live publishing, tabletop gaming, performance of folk song, amateur dramatics and the creation of a carnival float that took part in 2018's community-led Bexhill Carnival.

“St Alban and I were playing strip poker but neither of us had any cards...”

SEAGER opens its new gallery space with The Balls of Alban, a performance by Carl Gent, which sees a Dark Ages martyr and a 21st century artist meet for a battle of Texas Hold ‘Em.

As past and present collapse into one, and new rounds of strip poker ensue, it is not just clothing that is shed. The performance exposes how the legacy of Saint Alban is tied up in the beheading of a King who lived four centuries ahead of Alban’s time and thirteen centuries into the past for you and me.

Carl Gent is an artist from Bexhill-on-Sea, UK. Their recent work has been attempting to rehistoricise the biography of Cynethryth, eighth-century Queen of Mercia. This has occurred through live publishing, tabletop gaming, performance of folk song, amateur dramatics and the creation of a carnival float that took part in 2018's community-led Bexhill Carnival.

“St Alban and I were playing strip poker but neither of us had any cards...”

SEAGER opens its new gallery space with The Balls of Alban, a performance by Carl Gent, which sees a Dark Ages martyr and a 21st century artist meet for a battle of Texas Hold ‘Em.

As past and present collapse into one and new rounds of strip poker ensue, it is not just clothing that is shed. The performance exposes how the legacy of Saint Alban is tied up in the beheading of a King who lived four centuries ahead of Alban’s time and thirteen centuries into the past for you and me.

Carl Gent is an artist from Bexhill-on-Sea, UK. Their recent work has been attempting to rehistoricise the biography of Cynethryth, eighth-century Queen of Mercia. This has occurred through live publishing, tabletop gaming, performance of folk song, amateur dramatics and the creation of a carnival float that took part in 2018's community-led Bexhill Carnival.

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London, SE8 4HP

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Distillery Tower
2 Mill Lane
London, SE8 4HP

VISIT

Open during exhibitions from Thursday - Saturday, 1pm - 6pm or by appointment.

Distillery Tower
2 Mill Lane
London, SE8 4HP

VISIT

Open during exhibitions from Thursday - Saturday, 1pm - 6pm or by appointment.

Distillery Tower
2 Mill Lane
London, SE8 4HP