Exhibition

From Myth to Earth

8 Sep 2016 – 29 Oct 2016

Event times

10-6

Cost of entry

free

London
England, United Kingdom

Address

Travel Information

  • 8 / 25 / 46 / 521
  • Chancery Lane / Farringdon
  • Farringdon / City Thameslink

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In 2014 artists Sol Bailey Barker and Gabriella Sonabend travelled to Colombia to spend six months exploring its landscapes and researching and responding to its histories, mythologies and contemporary state.

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Travelling across the vast landscapes of the country, walking the land; Sol created 15 sculptures, which reflected his historical research whilst engaging with the physical and ephemeral nature of place. These sculptural gestures were created using: axe, chisels and fire. The sculptures were photographed and then left in situ, serving as monuments to particular events and myths some of, which are fleeting moments amongst a long history of upheaval.

 

Gabriella wrote a parallel narrative for each landscape, offering alternative windows into these worlds. Both Sol and Gabriella’s works draw on interviews, research and observation. Two of Gabriella’s stories have been published in the 2016 Nomadic Press Journal: SATE”

Following this period in Colombia and a further year of research into Colombian history and the contemporary Latino Diaspora of London; Bailey Barker and Sonabend are delighted to present FROM MYTH TO EARTH a new immersive installation at The Koppel Project Hive. Dealing with notions of dispossession and shifting identity this project ricochets between colonial history, family stories, myths and observations of lives both in Colombia and London, presented through sculpture, painting, audio narrative, video and soundscapes.

With the support of The Koppel Project and the Arts Council of England, Bailey Barker and Sonabend are installing the monumental sculptures ‘Forms Shaped Through Time’ at Holborn Circus and are deligted to present MITOLOGIA DE LA TIERRA a parallel exhibition of 6 Colombian artists at The Koppel Project (93 Baker Street) from 15th September – 5th November 2016.

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