Bright Dynasty, 15th January 2022, 228 Chingford Mount, Hypha Studios and London Borough of Waltham Forest.1
Bright Dynasty is an installation of paintings, sculpture, and sound made with, and creating 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, materials, processes of transformation; memories, signs and symbols; dreams, desires, and resolutions emerging from dancing meditations.
A joining of familial forces, a healing manoeuvring against structures of oppression, radiating definitions of personhood are stimulated in the vortex of nebular relations at the heart of Bright Dynasty.
Performance filmed by Alice Gale-Feeny Photographs by Rosie Reed Gold
1 Sound: Clouds, Gigi Masin; Paumalu, Mike Cooper; There is a triangle (original text with quote from The Sweet and Sour Animal Book by Langston Hughes); The Sun in September, Matthew Halsall; Mother’s Love, The Vernon Spring; Thanking the Earth, Carlos Niño and Friends, Nate Mercereau, Sam Gendel.
Special thanks to
Hypha Studios London Borough of Waltham Forest Rosie Reed Gold Alice Gale-Feeny