Artist: Sophie Jung
Exhibition title: Producing My Credentials
Venue: Kunstraum, London, UK
Date: April 14 – May 27, 2017
Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artist and Kunstraum, London
Developed during a six week residency in Kunstraum, Swiss artist Sophie Jung’s Producing My Credentials folds writing and performance within a complex environment, where precious items from her vast archive of made and found stuff, watercolour drawings of hermit crabs, papier maché tubes, collected cream jugs, left-over lamp shade carcasses, discarded building material and organic detritus sit side by side. Activated by a series of performances, each will be an undoing of the last, a rewinding, a new beginning – a pre-recorded version of a pre-failed rehearsal or a stuck auto-cue. The total work is a constantly remixing libretto for a never-to-be finished opera on precarity and wobbly legs.
The exhibition is accompanied by a publication with commissioned texts by Paul Clinton, Tom Morton, Megan Nolan and Sally O’Reilly, designed by Kristin Metho.
Sophie Jung: Producing My Credentials is supported by: the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia; Kunstkredit Basel-Stadt; and public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.