20 April—02 June 2013
In a whitewashed space marked by a ruptured floor, no longer quite concealing layers of chipped tile, torn planks, and scuffed carpet, the works seem to ooze out of dozens of pores that make up the room. Like the hairy crystals of so many different molds, they form a new body, mingled through sight, smell and touch.
The original hosts of these materials, creams, plastics, sweets, starches, perfumes, dyes and chemicals become subverted in their intended relationship to bodies and biology. Consumption becomes a creative force, as objects and materials coexist on the same plane of intimacy, forging a perverted parallel between patterns of destruction and waves of pleasure.
With an unsavoury sweetness not unlike the bursting of a ripened bin bag, the olfactory and gustatory sensations of rupture that take place upon entering this environment are accompanied by the visual and experiential delights in the processes of mastication and gestation taking place.
We find patterns in the debris of networked information systems and flows, reading them as traces of our collective organism; an understanding only arrived at by chewing, swallowing, fusing and expanding.
Poems is composed of a new series of site specific works, defining a dense scenery of everyday objects and intimate memories that navigate through tangled paths.
Samara Scott was born in London in 1985, where she lives and works.
Selected exhibitions include Cd0xdsspi, Rowing Projects, London (2013); Verging on the Absurd, Contemporary Art Society, London (2013); Duty Free, Arkasşirket Foundation, Istanbul, (2012); Young London, V22, London (2012); Samara Scott & Marianne Spurr, Seventeen Gallery, London (2012); Seriously Connected Old Grey Hair, Christopher Crescent at HD: Projects, New York (2012); Four Seasons, Arts&Jobs, London (2012); Stereopsis, The Drawing Room, London (2012); The Response, The Sunday Painter, London (2012).