surgical plaster, cement, accelerated latex rubber, photocopies, aluminium, polystyrene resin, translation dictionary, Evening Standard, metal wire, cotton, fibreglass, cellulose insulation, shellac, sand, varnish, water, steel
at The Swiss Church in London
Exodysis I is an open-ended sculptural installation that invites others to engage, leave traces and create memories within the installation. Influenced by thinking around bodies as archives, the sculptures are reminiscent of skin- or vessel-like objects. Some fragile, awkwardly balanced or shedding their layers, the objects are in parallel states of destruction and repair. Constructed from everyday materials that have been integral to the developments of the 20th and 21st century’s, including urban housing, high-speed transportation, healthcare technologies, information storage and control of movement, the objects start to act as “shells” of our everyday environments and recent histories.
With collaboration at the core of our practice and an interest in the gallery as a space of facilitation, the body of work has developed alongside ongoing dialogues with fellow practitioners and collaborators by thinking about how meaning and relationships are built through language and exploring alternative ways of communicating.
As part of Exodysis I, we invited artists Sarah White and tyroneisaacstuart to embark on a conversation through movement during a 90min live performance with and amongst the sculpture installation. The installation was left imbedded with the marks and traces of the performance for the remaining duration of the exhibition.