HoC Loves // Richard Healy
'Lubricants & Literature, a series of new sculptures and a video installation accompanied by a limited edition publication from Richard Healy, the show explores a moment of true magic in the tension between stasis and transformation.
The exhibition refers to a peculiar anecdote in the history of Cecil Court in London, in which the famous occultist and writer Aleister Crowley performed an incantation in Watkins Books, opposite where Tenderpixel now stands. In this private performance for John Watkins in 1929, Crowley made all the books in the store disappear, whilst simultaneously making them reappear. Side stepping whether to consider this tale a joke, a bravura performance or pure trickery, the exhibition instead focuses on the moment before the books reappear – an instant that is both mutable and static. Spread throughout both floors of the gallery, the numerous, and almost contrasting physical elements revisit the tale in different ways.' - http://www.tenderpixel.com/exhibitions/lubricants