Caraboo Projects: Songs of the Sirens

Sat, 08/06/2019 - Sun, 07/07/2019

Songs Of The Sirens is a group exhibition featuring the works of Verity Birt, Victoria Lucas, Jake Moore and Solveig Settensdal.

According to the legend in the Odyssey, the Sirens were alluring, androgynous figures whose songs would enchant sailors, leading them to become intoxicated by an insatiable thirst for adventure. The songs were said to mesmerise passing sailors, and once hooked the sailors would become forgetful, never to pleasure from the idea of returning home; eventually, delirious and emaciated they would drown out at sea.

Songs Of The Sirens takes Odysseus' encounter with the Sirens as a point of departure as we look at what new pleasures and anxieties are emerging today in a world of constant connectivity, and what knowledge these ancient sites and mythologies might transfer as we inhabit an increasingly digital space.

The exhibition is curated by John O'Hare and it is supported using public funding from Arts Council England. There will be a programme of free workshops, events, performances and children's workshops to accompany the exhibition; please see our website for details.

Event location: 
Caraboo Projects
Stafford Street
Bristol BS3 4DA
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