This time last year we were proud to present Cardiff artist Freya Dooley's solo exhibition 'The song settles inside of the body it borrows' which featured her newly commissioned, multi-channel film 'The Host'. You can now watch this, and other works, on the artist's website here.
As part of the exhibition we also produced a new publication that featured an insightful and poetic text by writer Cherry Smyth. The publication sold out whilst the exhibition was in our gallery but we're happy to say that you can read it online here.
About the artist
Writing is at the centre of Freya's practice, which encompasses fragmented narratives, dialogues, soundtracks and semi-fictions combining literary and pop-culture references. Texts often manifest as moving image works, intimate sound installations, publications, visual essays or spoken performances.
Forthcoming projects include Jerwood Solo Presentations 2020 and a new text on the theme of Maintenance, for a book commissioned by Yellowfields which will be published this year.
She recently undertook a residency and exhibition with Beppu Project in Oita, Japan, and developed new performance work for the New Writing with New Contemporaries programme, which included two iterations at Leeds Art Gallery and South London Gallery. Recent solo exhibitions include Somewhere in the Crowd There’s You, the ESP Members Show at Eastside Projects, Birmingham and The Song Settles Inside of the Body It Borrows at Chapter.