Our final exhibition in the basement events space at Conclave Brighton’s Queens Road site.
DISORIENTATION & [f]LOSS:
A site-specific installation by Sukey Booth
This new immersive, site-specific (and time-specific) art installation contemplates issues of cultural identity and belonging in relation to location, migration, shared histories and circumstance.
Recognising the complex world where many of us (whether subconsciously, or otherwise) self-edit much of our messy social histories of heritage and identity, this work will seek to illustrate the intricacies of individuality that are collected together to make up our communities and networks.
Personal identity was never just one thing; a web of inter-locking stories, genetics, histories and influences come together in every human narrative. These tangled webs are made up of many strands: some with obvious beginning and end points, and some that unravel themselves into infinity…
In Disorientation & [f]loss, the artist invites us into a confusing world where we attempt to follow those different strands, where the start and end of linear narrative is unclear. Caught up in a mile of gold and red threads, the remnants and evidence of genetics, travel, experiences and memories reveal themselves to the viewer as they explore the space. We are invited to consider the different ways we transform, evolve and develop: be that physically – travelling over continents – or in time, circumstance and social identity.
The historical and nostalgic is grounded against the current day and current location through integral references to the space: sited in a Victorian building in central Brighton, this work tells multiple stories of circumstances and coincidence: “In the particular is contained the universal.” (James Joyce)
Comprising installation, sculptures, print, “reliquaries”, text and projection, the multi-channel nature of personal identity and experience is reflected in the physicality of this work, and as a farewell to this particular gallery space before its permanent closure on 16th September.
Fri 01 Sept: 6-9pm (PV)
Sat 02 Sept: 10am-6pm
Sun 03 Sept: 10am-6pm
Tue 05 Sept: 12-6pm
Wed 06 Sept: 12-6pm
Thu 07 Sept: 10am-6pm
Fri 08 Sept: 10am-6pm
Sat 09 Sept: 10am-6pm
Sun 10 Sept: 10am-6pm
Tue 12 Sept: 12-6pm
Wed 13 Sept: 12-6pm
Thu 14 Sept: 10am-6pm
Fri 15 Sept: 10am-6pm
Sat 16 Sept: 10am-6pm