In the Unit#1 space at g39 we are pleased to commission a new work by Freya Dooley. Freya works with words, voice and collage, using cut-ups of found and borrowed texts, literature, letters, snippets of conversations and earworm pop songs. Her recent work incorporates multi-layered aural textures containing repetitive forms and overlapping rhythms. She is interested in monologues and dialogues; through sound, moving image, drawing, performance and publication. The exhibition at g39 explores a sensory relationship between anxiety, repetition and desire: the rhythm of speech and the bodily rhythms that govern our physical relationship with the world.
Much of her work looks at the briefest of moments between thought and speech, the point at which an internal monologue is made manifest, the spillages and fragments of thoughts and the slippage of meaning. Language is the tool by which we attempt to make the felt visible and understood. Freya’s work makes a comment on the insufficiency of a singular image, word or phrase to accurately represent an experience.
Freya has an interest in how narratives emerge around seemingly unconnected events. In our everyday lives we make sense of significant, traumatic or irrational happenings through storytelling, a device that connects beginnings to ends and questions to answers.
This project is supported by the Arts Council of Wales