Connecting Body:7 Days of Practising Transformation and Preservation in a White Cube



28th March-4th April 2019 (Including Sundays and Mondays)

Opening – 27th March 2019, 6 until 9pm

This is an exhibition of daily performances which evolve throughout the course of the show.
New performances by the artist will occur every day at 2pm.

‘Connecting Body: 7 Days of Practising Transformation and Preservation in a White Cube’ takes the form of a time-based exhibition crossing modes of representation between site-specific intervention, live performance and archival art. Each day for a duration of seven consecutive days, Sønderkær
creates a performance as a ritual bridging the connections between human body and organic materiality with spatial character of the gallery. Exploring the symbolic idea of Four Elements, Sønderkær seeks to discover our sensual awareness of the physical world and beyond.

Daily performances are captured, recorded and displayed in the immediate environment alongside the following ephemeral art to be unfolded in space. As the space accumulates performances and nourishes a body of archive leading up to the Eighth and final day, the exhibition presents itself as a state of oneness, preserving all directions of time and encompassing all interconnected frozen moments and material resonance.

Lykke Sønderkær was born in 1993 in Copenhagen. Always having pursued art, she traveled to Scotland in 2014 to study Art and Contemporary Practice and Philosophy at Dundee University. She recently graduated from Ulster University in Fine Art where she was shortlisted for RDS Visual Awards 2018 for her performance work. Recent shows include solo exhibition at Pollen Studios and Gallery; group show at MART Gallery, Vaults Art Studio, RDS Dublin and Engine Room Gallery Belfast.

This exhibition is supported by Arts Council Northern Ireland and the Fenton Arts Trust. We would like to thank CCA Derry~Londonderry for their kind support.


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