A black and white still from a film by Phoebe Davies, entitled Spiral Rides, Points of Rupture. The image shows a tangle of bodies in a wrestling pose, arms heads and shoulders interlocked.
Somerset House Studios

Gallery 31: Temporary Compositions

12 Nov 2021 - 27 Feb 2022
Mon – Sun 10.00 – 18.00
New Wing

An exhibition considering the temporary synchronicity between people, bodies, sounds and signals.

"Sometimes people start to sing the same song, and to dance the same dance"

Franco Bifo Berardi

Gallery 31, the space dedicated to platforming work by Somerset House Studios’ resident artists and work developed through residency programmes returns for its fourth season.  Curated by Stella Sideli, the exhibition explores the interrelationship between people, sounds and signals and the rhythms and patterns that form within them, reflecting on different approaches to being and being together. What new meanings and modalities can be created within communal settings, through collective experiences and collaborative processes?

Featuring video, sound, sculptural and textile works by Abbas Zahedi, Phoebe Davies, Joe Namy and Sonya Dyer, each work in the show sees a coming together of individuals, organically or involuntarily, sparking and creating momentary connections, movements and cultures.

 This exhibition has been made possible with the support of the Foyle Foundation.

Foyle Foundation logo. Two Fs are placed by side by side in a light blue box. Next to the box are the words Foyle Foundation.