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.
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