R A Walden is an artist whose work questions contemporary western society’s relationship with care, tenderness and fragility in relation to our bodies, our communities and our failing ecosystems. They explore this through lenses of crip theory, queer theory, sci-fi, speculative fiction and disobedient archives. Walden is interested in our ability and failure to navigate physicality, interdependency and vulnerability both communally and individually. Their practice spans text, sculpture, printed matter, performance and video, all of which is undertaken with a socially engaged and research-led working methodology. They have shown work nationally and internationally including at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg and National Gallery of Australia. Their upcoming solo exhibition at Storm King will open in New York in 2023.
Leah Clements is an artist from and based in East London whose practice spans film, photography, performance, writing, installation and other media. Her work is concerned with the relationship between psychological, emotional, and physical states, often through personal accounts of unusual or hard-to-articulate experiences. Her practice also focuses on sickness/cripness/disability in art, in critical and practical ways. Recent projects include her solo shows INSOMNIA at South Kiosk (2022–23), and The Siren of the Deep at Eastside Projects (2021), and artist-in-residence at Serpentine Galleries (2020–21). Upcoming projects include a solo show at PEER and artwork commissioned by Bethlem for a new hospital. She has been in residence and exhibited nationally and internationally, including a screening in Piccadilly Circus and other public squares in Melbourne, Seoul and Berlin presented by CIRCA & Dazed, and exhibitions and residencies at: Haus N Athen, Athens; Eastside Projects, Birmingham; Serpentine Galleries, London; Somerset House Studios, London; The Artists’ Association Gallery, Vilnius; Rupert, Vilnius; La Casa Encendida, Madrid; Science Gallery London; Baltic39, Newcastle; the ICA, London; Wellcome Collection, London; National Gallery of Art, Vilnius; Matèria, Palermo; Vermilion Sands, Copenhagen; Space, London; Jupiter Woods, London; Chisenhale Gallery, London; and Vitrine, London. In March 2019 Leah launched Access Docs for Artists: an online resource made in collaboration with Lizzy Rose and Alice Hattrick to help disabled artists create and use access documents.