Chris Dobrowolski All Roads Lead to Rome

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Opened 6 Mar 2014
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

At Art College Chris Dobrowolski discovered that art could theoretically be anything. He made a boat from driftwood and tried to escape...he failed. This led to a series of vehicles from recycled materials all with a deliberate "knocked up in my garden shed" feel about them. In his continuing attempt to escape the art world he has been to the Antarctic with the British Antarctic Survey. His performance lecture will concentrate on his efforts to relate to this blank canvas and his attempt to justify his existence there, whilst everyone around him tries to save the planet. Images, films and anecdotes that may include strong language.

After Chris restored his family Triumph Herald Estate, he drove it from his childhood home in Braintree to Italy. The journey became part investigation into his father's time as a Polish soldier in Italy and part muse on consumerism. In this solo performance, he uses old photos, new film and surprising mechanical objects to brings together car mechanics, a road trip, dictators and the fetishisation of possessions.