Talk
12 March 2022

Half-life

with Sophie Cundale

12 March 2022 | Part of Alserkal Art Week

Starts 0:30 pm

Ends 2:00 pm

Venue Alserkal Arts Foundation

Warehouse 50/51

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Artist and filmmaker Sophie Cundale presents her work in progress ‘Half-life’, a new film script developed while in residence at Alserkal Arts Foundation. The script revolves around a nuclear power-plant heiress who develops an erotic infatuation with radioactive waste. The work looks at consumption, abjection and desire through the romance between the heiress and the radioactive waste, and her medical condition, PICA, which causes her to ingest the inedible. Sophie will show previous work alongside a reading from her new script, presenting its themes, influences and surrounding research.

This event will be of particular interest to artists and writers in Dubai who may have work in progress, developing narrative fiction or science fiction. There will be a further opportunity to present their own ideas in a group setting during the remaining 6 weeks of the residency programme.

No pre-registration is required.

Sophie Cundale is an artist working with film and sculpture, based in London. Recent film work has been commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella and exhibited as a solo show at South London Gallery and Bonington Gallery, a new body of sculptural work was exhibited at Kapp Kapp Gallery, Philadelphia in a duo show with Penny Goring. Previous work has been commissioned by Serpentine Galleries; and shown at Temporary Gallery, Cologne, Spike Island, Bristol, Govett-Brewster Gallery, New Zealand, Catalyst Arts, AMINI festival, Belfast, VCD festival, Beijing and Innsbruck Biennale, Austria; and hosted on vdrome.org.

Sophie Cundale’s residency is supported by the UK-UAE Cultural Professionals Connect, a grant programme funded by the FCDO and delivered in partnership with the British Council in UAE to foster international mobility, networking and creative exchanges through arts and culture.