The Pipe Factory, Ground Floor Gallery (relocated from Intermedia, CCA), July 2018
Encounter no. 1 is a joint endeavour by Sogol Mabadi and Emma Helen Reid.
Through sculpture, writing, performance, and video, Mabadi and Reid mobilise efforts to alert viewers and participants to the role of the body, including internal landscapes, in our digitised era. Their new works consider the implications that certain contemporary life conditions have on the experience of being in your body and on the ways you encounter another.
Throughout Encounter no. 1, the central components of privacy – solitude, intimacy, anonymity, and reserve – resonate. Care is important. By “resuscitating the corporeal” in our new media environment they explore ways of experiencing being-there and being-with.
This project included a series of performances of their collaborative work, I welcome this opportunity to get to know you, stranger. For more information, please see: emmahelenreid.com/i-welcome-this-opportunity-to-get-to-know-you-stranger/