Image credit: Courtesy the artist & Luhring Augustine, New York. Photography, Polly Thomas, 2020

19.09.20 – 29.11.20

The work of pioneering filmmaker and video artist Charles Atlas has brought together dance, performance, and media for nearly four decades.

Glynn Vivian is delighted to present The Tyranny of Consciousness (2017) which consists of a five-channel installation with a mosaic of 44 different sunsets over water happening at once, accompanied by a separate screen bearing an 18-minute countdown to darkness. It is accompanied by the voice of legendary New York drag queen Lady Bunny, who talks about peace, life together, and how, when it comes to US politics, “the right questions are never being asked.”

 The Tyranny of Consciousness (2017) was shown at the Venice Biennale in 2017, where is won a special mention.

Part of a series of exhibitions programmed in partnership with Swansea Pride, LGBT History Month and generously supported by Art Fund, Friends of Glynn Vivian and the Arts Council of Wales.


19 Sep - 29 Nov
Glynn Vivian Art Gallery