Plymouth College of Art supports and champions creative experimentation and interdisciplinary approaches to practice.
To reflect the innovative nature of our work, we introduce the Interdisciplinary Season, featuring new work from international artist Noam Toran, who works across design and art.
Toran will turn The Gallery into a theatre space, with props, sculptures, sound and costumes, inviting interaction from the audience.
The Jungle is the first of a series of immersive works by artist Noam Toran which draw from the traditions of political theatre from the first half of the 20th century.
From the Soviet Proletkult to the agitprops of pre-war Europe, through to the socialist, anarchist, and union-run troupes in the Americas and European colonies, the project reveals the dynamic ways in which working class theatre, through its coalescing of fictional and factual material, has informed and infected radical consciousness.
The Gallery is delighted to host Toran’s first adaptation, a satirical, carnivalesque production of Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle, the classic ‘muckraking’ exposé of the Chicago meat-packing industry from the turn of the century.
Eerily relevant to this day, the novel will be restaged within The Gallery, with the conventional materials of theatre both front stage and back – props, score, sound effects, scenography, makeup and costumes – strewn about the space, waiting to be imaginatively activated by the audience.
Join us at the opening on Wednesday 26 April, 6 - 7:30pm with free refreshments and a first look at the exhibition.
Can't make the opening? Don't worry the show runs until Wednesday 31 May 2017 and you can attend our associated events below.
- Noam Toran Artist Talk: Wed 26 April, 5 - 6pm in Studio Theatre, Plymouth College of Art.
Details of performances and booking information will be available in March on the Gallery webpage.
What: Noam Toran: The Jungle — Exhibition
When: Wednesday 26 April - Wednesday 31 May 2017 (Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 10am-2pm, closed Sunday) free and open to all.
Where: The Gallery at Plymouth College of Art