01 March – 07 April, 2018
Super Dakota is delighted to present Routines, a personal exhibition by British artist Lydia Gifford.
The objects come from a bodily experience with material, a tactile response to things.
A cycle of production, diaristic, personal. A chain of movement, stored sequences, phrases, passages. There is no hierarchy of actions and movement, there is not a finished outcome, only a pause, a halting. Movement dictated by previous decisions. A process of discovery, logic unfolding, instinct.
Layers building. Material and body reciprocating. External. Exerting pressure. Resistance. Barrier. Surface. Medium. Control. Delight.
Wrangling material to express something of the present. A diary of activity, repetitive enquiry. Working through the body. Routines. Loosening. Owning. Buried tensions surface, unravel into movement.
Lydia Gifford lives and works in London. Selected solo exhibitions include Micky Schubert, Berlin, 2017; Laura Bartlett, London 2015; Drawn, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, 2014; Siding, Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel, 2013; The Neighbour, Laura Bartlett Gallery, London; Midday, David Roberts Art Foundation, London; Distances, Galerie Micky Schubert, Berlin, all 2012.