Secondary Sources (live)- ERICA SCOURTI
Former Somerset House Studios resident

Erica Scourti

Artist and writer exploring the intersections of autobiography and collective experience through everyday media.

Somerset House Studios
New Wing
You Could've Said (2013) online performance for Field Broadcast, screengrab, courtesy the artist

Erica Scourti’s work draws on personal experience to explore life, labour, gender and love in a fully mediated world. The artist works across text, video and performance. Her work Body Scan was exhibited as part of the Somerset House exhibition Big Bang Data in 2016.

Body Scan, Erica Scourti
Body Scan, Erica Scourti

Erica has exhibited widely, most recently at Microscope Gallery (New York), HeK Basel, FACT, The Photographers’ Gallery, Hayward Gallery, Munich Kunstverein, Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Banner Repeater, and The Royal Standard. She has also presented performances and talks at the Whitechapel Gallery, South London Gallery, the Royal College of Art, Chelsea College of Art, Goethe Institut, London, Transmediale, ICA, the Irish Museum of Modern Art, David Roberts Art Foundation, and a new performance at Somerset House as part of Block Universe 2016. Erica was in residence at Wysing Arts Centre and the White Building in 2015, and she is a Near Now Fellow 2015/6.

Erica Scourti, Image courtesy of Block Universe © Arron Leppard

Whilst in residence, Erica is developing a series of public screenings, and leading a reading / discussion group. Since joining the community, she has collaborated with Makerversity member Tom Armitage to create Empathy Deck, a new work commissioned as part of the Wellcome Collection’s current exhibition Bedlam: the Asylum and Beyond. You can follow @empathydeck.

Woman Nature Alone (2010) video project, screengrab, courtesy the artist
Woman Nature Alone (2010) video project, screengrab, courtesy the artist