Soft Strong Slow
9 November 2019 to 10 November 2019 | 12pm 5pm
Dyson Gallery, Royal College of Art, 1 Hester Road, SW11 4AN
The matter we surround ourselves with is saturated with history and society, heavily mediated through language. Similarly, language can be thought of as always formed by a particular mouth: as stemming from mater-ial. The shape of someone’s body outlines each syllable and sound, giving a unique kind of softness and each to a specific click of a tongue: a form of alternative code, a residue, flowing beneath the symbolic of language. Through working with material as imbued carriers of histories, it is possible to release and rework these alternative codes – what the body knows.
The exhibition Soft, Strong, Slow is an attempt to be attentive towards these subtle semantics of matter.
Trine Struwe Hansen is a Danish artist, based in London and Copenhagen. She graduated with a BFA from Malmö Art Academy, (SE) and Cooper Union School of Art, New York (US) in 2016 and is currently pursuing her MFA at Royal College of Art, graduating 2020.
Private view: Friday 8 November, 6–8pm