Through a Shimmering Prism, We Made a Way. Rhea Storr. 04.06.21 — 27.06.21
Location: South Kiosk London
‘For those of us today in the Diaspora this door exists as through a prism, distorted and shimmering. As through heat waves across a vast empty space we see this door appearing and disappearing. An absent presence.’ – Dionne Brand, A Map to the Door of No Return: Notes to Belonging
South Kiosk presents Through a Shimmering Prism, We Made a Way, a solo exhibition by Rhea Storr. The exhibition presents a new film work Square, Bridge, Garden, Hill (Three Sisters). Taking as its starting point empty carnival and parade routes in London, United Kingdom and Nassau, Bahamas, the film reflects on progress, the architectural histories of colonialism, and the female body in public space. Glass, mirror and stone are imaged in Super 8mm film, where texture and surface are used as a strategic way of moving through these four spaces. Alongside the film, three reflective bodies in carnival inspired costumes are situated throughout the gallery, the Three Voices. Each assumes the role of the eponymous three sisters, their bodies outlined by the environment they reflect. The Three Voices use their shiny surfaces as a defence whilst at the same time witnessing the space and each other, a devious opacity.
A free online workshop The Visual Structure of Film led by artist filmmaker and writer Jennifer Martin and produced by artist workers’ cooperative not/nowhere has been developed to coincide with the exhibition. For more information and booking visit southkiosk.eventbrite.com.
Through a Shimmering Prism, We Made a Way is open between 4-27 June for pre-booked visits. Visits can be booked at southkiosk.as.me. You may bring up to three additional people from your household or support bubble with you to your slot. Please wear a mask at all times inside the gallery. This exhibition is free and open to all.
Through a Shimmering Prism, We Made a Way has been generously supported by The Elephant Trust.