New Commission
Somerset House Studios

Hyper Functional, Ultra Healthy | Laura Grace Ford & Sam Williams

From Fri 12 Mar 2021
Online Event

A newly commissioned collaborative work for Hyper Functional, Ultra Healthy from Studios residents Laura Grace Ford and Sam Williams. 

Through new text and video work, artists Laura Grace Ford and Sam Williams engage in a conversation about the liminal and spectral aspects of the city and the body at a time of heightened isolation. 


About the artists

Laura Grace Ford is a London based artist and writer concerned with spatial narratives, contested space, architecture, fiction and memory. Drawing on cognitive mapping and the dérive Ford interrogates place by mapping the psychic contours of the city. She has developed a multidisciplinary practice where spectral languages erupt as fictions and dreamings, a reconnection with emancipatory forces embedded in the city. 
Sam Williams is an artist working across video, live performance and collage. His work explores the connections between the cinematic and the somatic and the relationships between site, body and archive. His research is focused on how we can look at multispecies entanglements, mycelial networks, ecological systems and folk mythologies to produce ideas for present and future ways of non-human-centric living.  

Hyper Functional, Ultra Healthy is a dynamic programme of new commissions, films, workshops, and conversations considering both our individual health and collective wellbeing by exploring societal and ecological issues that affect both people and planet.   

Hyper Functional, Ultra Healthy is kindly supported by the Adonyeva Foundation.