Lubaina Himid – The Grab Test at Frans Hals Museum – Hal marks Lubaina Himid’s first solo exhibition in the Netherlands. The artist created the installation The Grab Test in dialogue with the 17th-century damasks from the collection of the Frans Hals Museum.
British band Mush have created a musical piece Breathe, an 8 minute musical journey created in response to the themes of Lubaina Himid’s work, with a focus on displacement. The work explores the uncertainty and lack of belonging experienced by an individual whose life has been stolen, where all that is known, has been taken. Who are you in this new situation, away from family and communities? You are left alone and at sea, travelling to an uncertain future. In this place, amongst the wind and the water the one element left that you can still control is your breath.
For the length of the exhibition, once daily Breathe will play as an intermission to Magda Stawarska Beavan’s soundtrack. Additionally, during the opening weekend of the exhibition, Mush will perform live twice, within Himid’s new installation.
Mush are a five piece band based in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. The band is made up of Nicky Ruston (voice, piano, guitar), Sarah Van Jellie (bass, harmony vocals), Penny Callow (cello), Bernard Wright (violin) and Susanne Lambert (drums/percussion, harmony vocals).
Sunday 17 November 2019
Free (excluding an entrance ticket)
Frans Hals Museum – Hal, Meathall (ground floor)
14 and 15:30 p.m.
Length of Peformance
ca. 15 mins
Read more about Mush here.