Paradise Island is inspired by Hog Island, bought by an American tycoon and transformed into a resort complex, for which he created a flag that he believed would be a beacon of peace. The resort is now named Atlantis. Found and recorded footage is combined to explore this site as a sunken territory in its own fictional documentary.
Sophie Mallett is a London based artist. Her practice is concerned with forms of belonging and exclusion, and how these manifest through national borders, capital and migration. Through music, radio, video and installation she pursues a practice focused on sounds’ intersection with affect, politics and value, concentrating on the connections between sound, music, history and place.
Educated at London College of Communication, Open School East, and Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney, Mallett’s practice is both interdisciplinary and collaborative, with a reflexive emphasis on how individuals work together.
Recent projects include: ‘Paradise Island’, OUTPOST, Norwich (2017); ‘Hypersea’, Turner Contemporary, Margate (2016); Artist-in-residence, [SPACE], London (2016); Horrid Little Hands, Eastside Projects, Birmingham (2016); Liminal States, RCA, London, (2016); Project Radio, &Model, Leeds, (2015); Live ASMR, Resonance FM and Open School East, London, (2015); Sonic Blind Dates, Tate Britain, London, (2015).
Black Box is a fine art student run project space based at UCA Farnham. The Space attracts established artists and recent postgraduate fine art students to present site-specific work or recent projects. Recent artists have included Steven Gee, Felicity Hammond, Hilde Krone Huse, Emma Critchley and Gavin Turk.