My Solo Show is currently up at Herbert Read Gallery in the University of Creative Arts Campus, Canterbury. The exhibition includes sculpture, video, prints and an expanded iteration of the immersive installation 'MOTHER BENT', which was a new work commissioned by Whitstable Biennale 2022.
The sculptures are available for individual purchase as a limited edition of 70 pieces. Each are made from reclaimed brass, silicone and seaweed alginate casts and range from 30 cm - 2 metres in size. Please enquire via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The show is a collection of works developed by Radage spanning a decade. It includes immersive installation, video, sculpture, prints and millinery.
Growing out of Radage’s research into the relationships between neurodivergent experience and Shamanic practice, the installation MOTHER BENT uses a neurodivergent lens to create moments of quiet and cacophony, focus and wholeness, offering different ways of seeing and sensing. It also draws on the ancient Shamanic practice of journeying, in which the subject is transported to other worlds in an altered form of consciousness. This visionary state can involve working with nonhuman allies – animals, plants and spirits – to receive their teachings and medicine. Radage uses the practice of journeying to remember ancient knowledges in an attempt to find alternate ways of being in a neurotypical society.
The video work WORM DANCE is a kinaesthetic interspecies communication. Through creating vibrations through treading rapidly and bare earth and singing, worms surface from underground. WORM DANCE was made with support of Arts Council England and Shape Arts.
The collection of works UNDERNEATH INFINITY incorporate film, sound, aluminium print and silicone to seek a radical communication found in the commonplace. The work intuits, ingests and forces forth the more than human. These pieces touch on queer ecology, interspecies communication, joy and vibrations that call for a human rewilding within the ecosystems we inhabit.
On display is also the remnants of the live performance QUAKE that was performed by Radage on the opening event. QUAKE was a piece developed over lockdown which explores shaking medicine, physical endurance and sonic actions. The hat on display was designed by Radage and realised by milliner Rosanna Gould.
Please note that the gallery is open Wednesday - Friday 10am - 5pm and Saturdays 10am - 4pm.