Conversation with Sonya Dyer

Hameed, Ayesha. 2023. 'Conversation with Sonya Dyer'. In: Sonya Dyer: In Conversation. Somerset House, London, United Kingdom 6 November 2023. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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Somerset House Studios artist and writer Sonya Dyer unpacks Three Parent Child, a new instalment in an ongoing body of work combining social justice with speculation, fantasy and the political.

Comprising a two-channel moving image work and multi-room sculpture, the installation Three Parent Child forms the final part of Sonya Dyer's ongoing Hailing Frequencies Open project – a reimagining of the history and radical potentiality of human space travel, exploration of the intersections between scientific enquiry, the stories of Black women of history and mythology, as well as ongoing conversations around monumentalism and memory.

Dyer will be joined in conversation by artist and researcher Ayesha Hameed to unpack the new commission. The talk will include a screening of Andromeda and The Betsey-Drake Equation, the previous two films in Sonya’s HFO trilogy, alongside late access to Three Parent Child with extended exhibition opening hours.

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Conference or Workshop Item (Talk)

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Visual Cultures


6 November 2023Completed

Event Location:

Somerset House, London, United Kingdom

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6 November 2023

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22 Mar 2024 11:25

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22 Mar 2024 11:25


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