During their time in residence with The Swiss Church in London Abel Shah has been experimenting with materials we find around ourselves in everyday life and which have been integral to the developments of the 20th and 21st century’s, including urban housing, high-speed transportation, healthcare technologies, information storage and control of movement. By using materials which make up the shells of our everyday environments and recent histories, the sculptures start to act as symbols of the layeredness of our own skins and experiences.
Exodysis is an open-ended sculptural installation that invites others to engage, leave traces and create memories within the installation. The body of work has been developing alongside ongoing dialogues with fellow practitioners and collaborators, thinking about how meaning and relationships are built through language and exploring alternative ways of communication.
As part of Exodysis I, Abel Shah invited artists Sarah White and tyroneisaacstuart to embark on a conversation through movement at 6-8pm on Saturday 27th November."