11th May – 4th June 2023
BOUND, an exhibition of sculpture by Ali Darke, reflects on the experience of embodiment; being, having and inhabiting a body. As an archive to our lives, the porous threshold of the skin and psyche meticulously records the alchemical exchange between body, mind and environment. Unruly, and in discord with the self we might wish to escape from the entrapment of the body by flights of fancy and dissociation. Through cutting, stuffing and stitching warn blankets and linen sheets the work evolves into corporeal like forms and fragmented parts, that materialise these conflicts, hovering between growth and decay, beauty and abjection.
Private View: Thursday 11th May 18:30 – 20:00
Artist in conversation with Denise de Cordova:
Saturday May 20th 16:00 – 17:00
Including performance by poet EDRE.