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Since coming together in 2016, Alex Bell and Giulia Shah – better known as Abel Shah – have been using their art to explore themes of authorship, both the presentation and representation of things, knowledge and structures of power. Their work primarily consists of multi-media installations combining constructed objects, texts, images and sound, using the interplay between the different mediums to explore the relationships between apparently binary concepts (such as non-verbal and verbal, or physical and virtual). Instead of seeing these as distinct forms though, Abel Shah use their work to explore how these concepts exist on a continuum, in a constant state of push and pull.

After first showing the work at London’s Swiss Church in 2021, Abel Shah now bring their latest sculptural installation to Newcastle’s NewBridge Project. For Exodysis II, showing from Wednesday 23rd February until Friday 25th March, the pair have worked in dialogue with other collaborators, using materials common to 20th and 21st Century developments, including urban housing, healthcare technologies, information storage and control of movement. In doing so, Exodysis II strives to be a symbol of our everyday environment and history. Committed to their ongoing vision to stretch beyond traditional studio practice, Abel Shah will also be inviting practitioners to disrupt their work during the course of the exhibition. In doing so, the fluid nature of Exodysis II promises to be even more dynamic.

Exodysis II by Abel Shah is at NewBridge Project, Newcastle from Wednesday 23rd February until Friday 25th March.

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