April Lin 林森, (Tending) (to) (Ta), film still, 2021. Image courtesy of the artist.
It is with great delight that Obsidian Coast premieres April Lin 林森's feature length two-channel film (Tending) (to) (Ta) as a solo exhibition, opening on Saturday 3 July, 2–6pm.
(Tending) (to) (Ta) is an exchange of internal letters between two beings imagining one another across parallel realms. Extending the potentials of tā — the monosyllabic sound which in Mandarin Chinese encompasses all third person pronouns — the film imagines an alternate world in which the potentialities of rethinking identity have long since been expanded. (Tending) (to) (Ta) is the outcome of Obsidian Coast's inaugural moving image commission.
Due to COVID-19 guidelines and the small size of our gallery, exhibition visitor numbers will be kept to a maximum of 4 people at any one time. Therefore, the opening celebrations will primarily take place at a picnic, where we can gather in larger numbers.
We invite you to join us for the summery outdoor celebrations and to also visit the exhibition during the afternoon! A map between the two locations will be available on the day.
Please RSVP to email@example.com by 10pm on Friday 2 July to receive full details.
A selection of drinks will be offered at the picnic and we encourage everyone to bring their own cup and any snacks that they might like. A map of the route between Obsidian Coast and the picnic will be available on the day.
If necessary, a wet weather plan will be emailed to everyone on the morning of the opening.
The distance between Obsidian Coast and the picnic location is approximately 600 metres and the asphalted pedestrian route is wheelchair accessible. The nearest car park to the picnic location is at the end of Pound Lane approximately 100m metres away.
For more detailed access information about the gallery, please see our access statement here.
This film has been generously supported by Arts Council England and The Elephant Trust with in-kind support from Ugly Duck and Obsidian Coast.