Chateau International is pleased to partner with South Kiosk and curator Mariana Lemos to present INSOMNIA, a public programme aligned with the solo exhibition of the same name by artist Leah Clements. INSOMNIA will be Clements’ first exhibition of photographic work, looking into the emotional and psychological effects of insomnia-related sleep phenomena and sleep paralysis, through ambiguous, grainy and in-depth photographs, accompanied by vocalised image descriptions.
Clements’ work often suggests this otherworldly space as a collective alternative to that of the present sick body. In INSOMNIA this is further explored through integrating creative access adjustments into the artwork, the exhibition-making process and the public programme.
In an attempt to democratise access to situated programming and provide a lasting resource that extends beyond the duration and context of the exhibition, the Chateau International website will host a record of each public event across a range of media, cultivating a chorus of additional voices and aligned narratives. The partnership will culminate in a printed publication, forthcoming in 2023.
Outside of Time, Another Place: Leah Clements & Jamila Prowse Mutual Interview
In this recorded video conversation between artist, writer, and researcher Jamila Prowse and artist Leah Clements, the pair draw out themes in each others’ work, and find overlaps in their practices: both forged in the ‘other place’ of crip time.
This video is BSL interpreted. The speakers will self-describe and will describe any visual information shared throughout. Fully-edited captions will be available with the archived version of this video.
Unit DG.1, Bussey Building, 133 Rye Lane, London SE15 4ST
Preview: Thursday 01.12.22, 6.30-8.30pm
South Kiosk is wheelchair accessible by a ramp. The closest train station is Peckham Rye, which is a 3 minute walk from the gallery at a google map ‘walk’ pace. The station doesn’t have wheelchair access. The closest bus stop is just outside Peckham Rye station. Chairs with backs, as well as softer seating, will be available. An audio track describing the photographic work is part of the exhibition, all attendees will have a chance to hear this. For any further questions about access please contact firstname.lastname@example.org