Saturday 30 March 2024

Alban Low - Translocation Dislocation (words by Lucy Furlong)

Welcome to the Translocation and Dislocation exhibition, a selection of eclectic artworks that have been placed or screened beyond the tradition gallery walls. Alongside the art, you can read written works by our First Responders. We will choose a different location for each artwork, the art might be placed in a complementary location (to add to the narrative) or juxtaposed against a competing backdrop to create new meaning.

Living in the cracks, lurking in the spaces left behind, Alban Low's crackmen are now starting to emerge from the shadows. Words are by artist and poet Lucy Furlong, read them below.

Alban Low

First Responder: Lucy Furlong

Caught between
the cracks/ hiding behind/
out of view/ habitat
rusty ironwork/ graffiti
decorated edges/ the back
of beyond/ underneath,
the beside/ out of view/
the unlooked for/ unspoken
place/ the soundless house/
the edge of life/ the edge of
the park/ hanging on/ hanging
out/ caught between the cracks/
sliding/ sticking and catching
in the awkward spaces/ dis-placed
but still there/ hiding in plain site/
forgotten/ disregarded/ unseen
on purpose/ un-looked for
on purpose/ falling and caught
in the cracks in-between/
stuck in the empire of in-between/
dis-placed in full view/ un-viewed
in dis------------------------------place,
spirits of uproot and unkempt


Alban Low is an artist and illustrator, working in a signature graphic style for album covers and specialising in impromptu portraits of jazz musicians. He currently presents the JazzLondLive radio show on Brooklands Radio.

The writing journey of Lucy Furlong has taken her from signing a record deal aged 19, as a singer and lyricist in a band, to a stint in corporate communications working on in-house publications in the 1990s and early 2000s. She attained a degree in creative writing and journalism at Kingston University, and then a MFA in creative writing, specialising in poetry, alongside a Post Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (PGCLTHE). Lucy has published and performed poetry for over a decade, and her work is taught as part of the Open University MA in Creative Writing.

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