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From her unique perspective as an instigator of the British and European rave scene in the 1990s, photographer, multimedia and performance artist Vinca Petersen presents new work entitled Make Social Honey at Sunderland’s Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art.

Exhibited from Saturday 29th January until Monday 2nd May, Petersen’s exhibition takes the viewer on a collective search for joy, asking the viewer where it can be found – whether through sea swimming, meditation or choir singing – and helping us to understand how joy can be found collectively after a period of isolation and social restrictions.

As an artist who strives to give a voice and recognition to under-represented communities, Petersen will also be present in the gallery displaying documentation from a series of ‘actions’ undertaken with local community groups which explore collective joy, as well as archiving her image collection and unearthing previously unseen images.

Petersen’s preoccupation with the things that make us happy will ultimately be a representation of what makes us human.

Vinca Petersen: Make Social Honey is at NGCA, Sunderland from Saturday 29th January until Monday 2nd May.

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