Temporary Compositions

Dyer, Sonya. 2021. Temporary Compositions. In: "Temporary Compositions", Gallery 31, Somerset House, London, United Kingdom, 12 November 2021 - 20 March 2022. [Show/Exhibition]

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Creators: Dyer, Sonya
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An exhibition considering the temporary synchronicity between people, bodies, sounds and signals.

Gallery 31, the space dedicated to platforming work by Somerset House Studios’ resident artists and work developed through residency programmes returned for its fourth season. Curated by Stella Sideli, the exhibition explored the interrelationship between people, sounds and signals and the rhythms and patterns that form within them, reflecting on different approaches to being and being together. What new meanings and modalities can be created within communal settings, through collective experiences and collaborative processes?

Featuring video, sound, sculptural and textile works by Abbas Zahedi, Phoebe Davies, Joe Namy and Sonya Dyer, each work in the show saw a coming together of individuals, organically or involuntarily, sparking and creating momentary connections, movements and cultures.

Sonya Dyer’s videos - based on conversations with scientists - form part of the artist and writer’s ongoing project Hailing Frequencies Open, which intersects the Greek myth of Andromeda, the dubious legacy of HeLa cells and actor Nichelle Nicols’ pioneering work in diversifying the NASA astronaut pool in the 1970s as the starting point for an exploration of Black female subjectivities within narratives of the future.

Official URL: https://www.somersethouse.org.uk/whats-on/gallery-...
Departments, Centres and Research Units: Art
Date range: 12 November 2021 - 20 March 2022
Event Location: Gallery 31, Somerset House, London, United Kingdom
Item ID: 33587
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2023 13:37
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2023 13:37



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