fig-futures, WEEK 10/16

Ben Judd, ‘Nothing human is strange to me’
13 November – 17 November 2018

For his fig-futures commission at The Gallery De Montfort University, Ben Judd presents a performance, objects and a video. Drawing on Leicester’s rich history, including the 20th century immigration of dispossessed groups, ‘Nothing Human is Strange to Me’ suggests a lost community once occupied the area now inhabited by De Montfort University. Key themes of the community are explored through the performance, which reveals the characters that form the group’s hierarchy and its factions. The exhibition is an invitation to experience the community’s internal logic – it has a belief system, and a history that is evidenced through the displays.