Online Event
30 Apr – 1 May

Transmissions Episode 2

with Sophie Jung

Thu 30 Apr 21.00 – 22.00
Fri 1 May 09.00 – 10.00
Streamed Live
via Twitch

The second episode of Transmissions featuring Sophie Jung, an artist who works across text, sculpture and performance. 

For TRANSMISSIONS episode 2, Sophie Jung presents Leadeyes and Gentlament please put your hands together and and and.

Featuring contributions from: 
Not Not Hot (Annie Goodchild and Legion Seven) / Alexa Barrett / Carl Gent / Rebecca Lennon / Oisin Byrne / Alice Theobald / Dana Michel / Lindsay Seers / The Nicholas Brothers / Benedict Drew / Basil Brush / Jesse Darling with Isa Toledo / Perple Celotape / Tommy Cooper / Sarah Duffy / Inspector Columbo / Jenny Moore with F*Choir / Andy Kaufman / The Socialist Magician... and your hosts Sophie and the Monkey Cat.

Sophie Jung’s work navigates the politics of representation and challenges the reductive desire to conclude. Her texts tap, hop, stammer and stumble over and across languaged powers. She employs humour, shame, the absurd, raw anger, rhythm and rhyme, slapstick, hardship, friendship and a constant stream of slippages. 

Her sculptural work consists of bodies made up of both found and haphazardly produced attributes and it defines itself against the dogma of an Original Idea or a Universal Significance. Instead her work stands as a network of abiding incompletions, an ever-changing choir of urgencies and pleasures, traumas and manifestations that communally relay between dominant and minor themes. 

Sophie Jung is invested in triggering a de-categorising of concepts and a deconceptualisation of categories and understands her approach to “stuff” – both legible utensil and metaphoric apparition – as an uncertain queering / querying of historical materialism.

Season 1 of TRANSMISSIONS will run as weekly episodes, screened only twice: every Thursday at 21.00 and repeated on Fridays at 09.00 on Twitch. Episodes will not be archived.

Image: Sophie Jung, The Bigger Sleep, 2019 courtesy the artist and Kunstmuseum Basel. Photo: Julian Salinas.

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Artist Bio

Sophie Jung (lives and works in Basel and London) received a BFA from the Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam, and an MFA from Goldsmiths, London. Recent projects and exhibitions include Sincerity Condition at Casino Luxembourg, Woman Standing at The National Gallery, Prague, Taxpayer’s Money for Frieze LIVE; Dramatis Personaea at JOAN, Los Angeles; The Bigger Sleep at Kunstmuseum Basel | Gegenwart and Block Universe, London; Come Fresh Hell or Fresh High Water at Blain Southern, London; Producing My Credentials at Kunstraum London and Paramount VS Tantamount at Kunsthalle Basel. She is currently working on solo exhibitions at E.A. Shared Space, Istituto Svizzero in Milan and Galerie Joseph Tang in Paris and works as a guest mentor at Institut Kunst, Basel.