Pressure Chamber is a bespoke installation that co-constructs the the space in friction with the architecture of ArtLacuna. This built environment is produced through a series of expanded paintings by Dr Dale Holmes and Tina Jenkins, and a versatile structure (Cyborgian Nano-Technic Transformer Unit or CNTU) fabricated by Kirsten Cooke and Mark Nader. These discrete structures and interventions are then impinged upon and inhabited, or repurposed, by a programme of performances entitled Nematodes and an accompanying text produced by Lisa Barnard.
Linda Stupart is from Cape Town, South Africa and is currently completing their PhD in the Art Department at Goldsmiths College with a project engaged in new considerations of objectification. Their writing and visual practice enacts a non-division between writing and making; experimenting with intimacy, embodied critique and realisms without representation. Thematically, the work situates ‘self’ and bodies as material – working with strategies of confessional, critique and fictional writing and image/object production in relation to other kinds of materials, and in particular relation to productions of images, art and art worlds. They currently have a solo show at Arcadia Missa (until March 8th) A Dead Writer Exists in Words and Language is a Type of Virus and recently launched their debut novella, Virus, also at Arcadia Missa. Their work has been the focus of two solo exhibitions in Cape Town and has also recently been shown/performed at Matt’s Gallery, The Showroom, a.m. gallery, the ICA and Guest Projects in London. They have presented at a number of conferences including, recently: FOMO at the ICA, Aliens and Anorexia: A Chris Kraus Symposium at the RCA, Affect, Trauma and the Transmission of Memory at Goldsmiths, Contemporary Experimental Women’s Writing at the University of Manchester, World Ornamental Forum at the Kirchner Museum in Davos and Shimmering Worlds at the University of Manchester.