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Phoebe Boswell
(Kenyan, born 1982)
Black Globe
17 – 25 November 2022, 17:00 GMT
London, New Bond Street

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Phoebe Boswell (Kenyan, born 1982)

Black Globe
fibreglass, acrylic paint and varnish
140 cm (diam), base: 28 x 137 x 137 cm

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They say emancipation, and yet we continue to exist in their constructed world - rooted in, tethered to, and reliant on conditions of unfreedom. So we imagine new worlds; we imagine freedom. We cultivate methodologies, safety mechanisms, loving ecosystems, refusals, creativity, joy; all in an attempt to live freely in the wake. But what is this? Are we singing, or are we screaming? My figurative and interdisciplinary practice explores modalities of freedom, migration, contested histories and imagined futures through a Black feminist and multilayered, diasporic lens, denoting a commitment of care for how we see ourselves and each other.

Phoebe Boswell's figurative and interdisciplinary practice explores modalities of freedom, migration, contested histories and imagined futures through a black feminist and multilayered, diasporic lens, denoting a commitment of care for how we see ourselves and each other. Working intuitively across media, she centres drawing but spans animation, sound, video, writing, interactivity, performance and chorality to create layered, immersive installations which affect and are affected by the environments they occupy, by time, the serendipity of loops, and the presence of the audience. Boswell's drawings, installations and film & video works have been exhibited widely internationally and are held in collections including the UK Government Art Collection, the BFI National Archive and The Studio Museum, New York.

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