09 February—22 March 2019
For their first solo show in Italy, London-based artist Gaby Sahhar has produced a new video work entitled Origins and a new series of drawings.
Origins is a film in three parts that examines repressed femininity in relation to the male body and the broader patriarchal body: the city. A prophetic female voice narrates the ungovernable power of dormant femininity as it gains control of its host. As the disembodied voice dives deeper into the subconscious of its host and recounts her own memories, seeking answers to elusive questions of identity and daily lived experiences in the city we are confronted by failure, where-by the logic of binary gender collapse. The film ends in a gay club sequence, accompanied by ultra feminine pop music, the Artist shows us the ways in which femininity is permitted in the mainstream.
ALMANAC INN is supported by Fondazione CRT and Compagnia di San Paolo