PROJECT SPACE : SOHEILA SOKHANVARI, PARADISE LOST
Jan 9 - May 13, 2017
Soheila Sokhanvari’s multidisciplinary work weaves layers of political histories with bizarre, mysterious and often humorous narratives that she leaves open to viewers to complete. She is currently a studio artist at Wysing Arts Centre (since 2013), has exhibited extensively throughout Europe and the Middle East.
JERWOOD SOLO PRESENTATIONS 2017
Jan 18 - Feb 26, 2017
New works by Anna Bunting-Branch, Imran Perretta and Ben Burgis & Ksenia Pedan presented as three solo presentations at Jerwood Space. These commissions comment on separate but equally pertinent socio-political issues.
Anna Bunting-Branch uses science fiction as a methodology to re-vision feminism and its histories, re-mixing elements from a range of sources to generate new and imaginative resonances.
Imran Perretta’s work takes a personal narrative as a starting point and reflects on wider questions surrounding identity, cultural histories and the violence of state surveillance.
Ben Burgis & Ksenia Pedan are presenting Victoria Deepwater Terminal Estate Gallery, a sculptural installation and performance space comprising a showroom for a stunning 2 bed sewer conversion.
NATIVE TONGUE READING GROUP #2
Feb 20, 2017 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Anna Bunting-Branch uses science fiction as a methodology to re-vision feminism and its histories, remixing elements from a range of sources to generate new and imaginative resonances. Her work, exhibiting as part of the Jerwood Solo Presentations 2017, draws inspiration from the work of linguist and science fiction writer Suzette Haden Elgin. In a decade-long thought experiment, Elgin crafted a feminist constructed language named LŠadan, which was disseminated through a series of sf novels. The Native Tongue trilogy, published between 1984 and 1994, created a storyworld around LŠadan and introduced this “women’s language” to a community of fans.
To coincide with her commission two reading group sessions provide the opportunity to read and discuss selected chapters from the Native Tongue trilogy. This session is the second. Following the model of feminist small-group consciousness raising, participants will be invited to reflect on what this future-oriented story from the past can offer to present-day feminist thinking, and how Elgin’s visions of the future might be re-imagined in the context our own contemporary experiences.
Participants are asked to read the texts beforehand. To book a free place and receive a PDF please email firstname.lastname@example.org