Gallery in the Cinema
Tuesday 21 – Thursday 30 November, FREE
1 – 5pm (except when the cinema is in use for matinees, please phone ahead to check). Duration 20 mins, looped.
Evan Ifekoya’s current work investigates the possibility of an erotic and poetic occupation using film,
performative writing and sound, focused on co-authored, intimate forms of knowledge production and the
radical potential of spectacle. Their ongoing project A Score, A Groove, A Phantom explores archives of
blackness, sociality and inheritance as they diffract through queer nightlife and trauma in the present moment. Most recently this has been evident in the relationship between a buddhist practice, speculative fiction and the echo as affective encounter propels their thinking.
She Was A Full Body Speaker (2016) is a 16mm digital transfer and video work that combines found footage from the artist’s personal archive and that of Liverpool based filmmaker Sandi Hughes (Rewind/Fast Forward). It explores cycles of trauma, mourning and celebration through an investigation into spaces of sociality past, present and still to come.
Ifekoya’s work has been presented at: Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh; Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridgeshire; New
Art Exchange, Nottingham (2017); Transmission Gallery, Glasgow; Serpentine Galleries, London; and Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town (2016). Performances have taken place at ICA, London and KW institute, Berlin (2017) and Jerwood Space, London and Whitstable Biennial (2016). Ifekoya is an Art Foundation Fellow in Live Art for 2017.