Following six months as the South London Gallery’s Graduate-in-Residence in the Outset Artists’ Flat, Paul Maheke presents his first solo show in a public institution. Maheke’s exhibition and accompanying events programme look at pulsating and desiring brown and black bodies as affective and political archives. In shedding a (lavender) ray of light on empowered narratives, I Lost Track of the Swarm strives to unfold the intricate layers of the production of subjectivity. While exploring the question of visibility through Georges Bataille’s notion of formlessness (L’Informe), Maheke refers to the dance club by turning the white rooms of the gallery into a vibrating space within which dance and music operate as means of resistance and gestures of remembrance.
Supported by Fluxus