Bright Dynasty is an installation of paintings, sculpture, film and sound that is made with, and creates the conditions for, dancing. Luscious and luxurious, motifs evolve across a wide spectrum of materials and processes, each work surfing atemporal and spiritual relations of the human in the cosmos and the cosmos about the human. 

Paintings colour, smudge, and smear articulations of physical and emotional, psychological and spiritual states. Ornamental, reflective and transcriptive, these floating talismans adorn the space, processual transmutations of nebulous and exacting embodied and somatic encounters dancing within the installation.

Mixed media sculptures sew together and suspend terrestrial and marine formations and geometries — totems personifying ecological, geological, and historical pluralities, questions and concerns. Ceramic explorations accumulate, rendering a distinctive and familiar motif enigmatic and allegorical.

Choreographed with sensations, mood, and intuition dances nutate within psychic relationships and energetic frequencies between life forms, colours, materials and shapes; sounds, voices and semantic fields of perception; memories, signs and symbols; dreams and desires, and resolutions emerging from their dancing meditative sittings.

Curiosity dances between forms joining familial forces manoeuvring against structures of oppression. A healing lotion, a nexus radiating luminosity, high resolution definitions of personhood are stimulated in the vortex of nebular relations at the heart of Bright Dynasty

 

Taken by surprise testing the waters, Carcharodon Carcharias I (2021). Earthenware. Dimensions slightly variable (each fin is the size of the artists palms), shown installed at 228 Chingford Mount, UK, as part of Hypha Studios residency and two-person show with Alice Gael-Feeney 2nd – 16th January 2022.
Taken by surprise testing the waters, Carcharodon Carcharias I (2021). Earthenware. Dimensions slightly variable (each fin is the size of the artists palms), shown installed at 228 Chingford Mount, UK, as part of Hypha Studios residency and two-person show with Alice Gael-Feeney 2nd – 16th January 2022.
The Essentials (2022). Dimensions variable. Shelves top to bottom, left to right: wheel. Charlie monstera deliciosa, Joy’s ‘Fresh Hesperides Grapefruit Body Lotion’, dance clothes (Dad’s sweater, Mum’s sweater, blue t shirt, green adidas bottoms); Andrea’s ‘Dream Encyclopedia’, Langston Hughes ‘Sweeet and Sour Animal Book’; wicker basket with miscellaneous materials, silver bowl. Shown installed at 228 Chingford Mount, UK, as part of Hypha Studios residency and two-person show with Alice Gael Feeney 2nd – 16th January 2022.
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The Essentials (2022) detail.
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Upright Island Friend (running bamboo, paramoudras corruption, not “Deep Siberian”) (2022). Bamboo, flint, limestone chalk, amethyst, twine, silver bowl, shells, water. Shown installed at 228 Chingford Mount, UK, as part of Hypha Studios residency and two-person show with Alice Gael-Feeney 2nd – 16th January 2022.
Upright Island Friend (running bamboo, paramoudras corruption, not “Deep Siberian”) (2022) detail.
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Paintings (left of centre, top to bottom) Swavez, Rulshes (2021); (right of centre) Organmarrow, Me I, Cyrsztal (2021). Acrylic and charcoal on paper. Greene Night (running bamboo, calcium carbonate, not blue green blooms) (2022). Bamboo, twine, shells, bronze font, water, green acrylic. Shown installed at 228 Chingford Mount, UK, as part of Hypha Studios residency and two-person show with Alice Gael-Feeney 2nd – 16th January 2022.
Greene Night (running bamboo, calcium carbonate, not blue green blooms) (2022) detail. Bamboo, twine, shells, bronze font, water, green acrylic. Shown installed at 228 Chingford Mount, UK, as part of Hypha Studios residency and two-person show with Alice Gael-Feeney 2nd – 16th January 2022.
Paintings: (fore) Amphibian Sun; (framed, top to bottom) Swavez; Rulshes (2021). Acrylic and charcoal on paper. Shown here installed at 228 Chingford Mount, UK, as part of Hypha Studios residency and two-person show with Alice-Gael Feeney 2nd – 16th January 2022.
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Paintings: (left) Holy Black Flire, (right) Bodyody (2021). Acrylic and charcoal on paper. Shown here installed at 228 Chingford Mount, UK, as part of Hypha Studios residency and two-person show with Alice-Gael Feeney 2nd – 16th January 2022.
Floating Screen (2022). Bamboo, twine. Paintings: (left to right, top to bottom) Shoal III; Angelos+; Amphibian Sun; Cellule (2021). Acrylic and charcoal on paper. Shown installed at 228 Chingford Mount, UK, as part of Hypha Studios residency and two-person show with Alice Gael-Feeney 2nd – 16th January 2022.

 

Performance filmed by Alice Gael-Feeney
Photographs by Rosie Reed Gold

Sound: Gigi Masin (Clouds), Mike Cooper (Paumalu),
Adam Moore (original text with quote from The Sweet and Sour Animal Book by Langston Hughes), Matthew Halsall (The Sun in September), The Vernon Spring (Mother’s Love), Carlos Niño and Friends, Nate Mercereau, Sam Gendel (Thanking the Earth).

Special thanks to

Hypha Studios
London Borough of Waltham Forest
Rosie Reed Gold
Alice Gael-Feeney

 

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