Shawanda Corbett’s Art Now display Let the sunshine in includes a short film and jazz score alongside a set of ceramic vessels to highlight how humans interact with one another and the spaces they inhabit. These vessels, according to Corbett, inhabit the space and ‘act as a still life of the performance.’
Corbett's first short film, Cyborg theory: the adequacy of tenderness to our antipathy, deals with themes which include cyborg theory and the ethics behind artificial intelligence (AI). A jazz score, written by Corbett, acts as a key element within the exhibition and works in tandem with all of the components: the dancers, the set design, the ceramic vessels, and the exhibition space.
The artist creates a setting where we are invited to question our links between animals and machines, and the culture that binds or differentiates us as beings.
Art Now is a series of free exhibitions showcasing emerging talent and highlighting new developments in British art.
Curated by Bilal Akkouche with Hannah Marsh.
Art Now is supported by The Art Now Supporters Circle: Princess Alia Al-Senussi, Charles Asprey, The Gareh Family, Emma and Fred Goltz, Tierney Horne, Lyndsey Ingram Ltd, James Lindon, Catherine Petitgas, Alice Rawsthorn, Matthew Slotover and Emily King, The William Brake Charitable Trust, Thomas Dane Gallery, Engin Yenidünya, and those who wish to remain anonymous.