Evan Ifekoya presents their radio play This Catalog of Poses in a new articulation as a sound-based installation with sculptural elements. This work forms part of Ifekoya's wider project A Score, A Groove, A Phantom, exploring archives of blackness, sociality and inheritance as they diffract through queer nightlife and trauma in the present moment. An ever-evolving work that has so far been presented on Resonance FM, Serpentine Gallery and Transmission, Glasgow. This Catalog of Poses is reconfigured for this exhibition to take advantage of the large open space of Wysing's gallery, recalling the gallery's use in music events such as the Wysing music festival and Two Steps to the Left... which Ifekoya co-curated in the summer of 2016.
An enactment of Wojciech Kosma’s performance Wait will punctuate the exhibition at two hour intervals, disrupting the precarious synchronisation of media in the gallery. The work, consisting of a video projector displaying a blue screen moving in the rhythm of a person’s breathing, will be performed by the Wysing staff.
In All Sincerity Said The Chicken To The Egg, a new video from Laura O'Neill opens with a fictional report about the Chancellor of the Exchequer cancelling spring in order to make up a deficit in the budget. As the video weaves a surreal narrative of social and economic collapse, it draws connections between the Wysing site with a sculpture placed in the forest.