Diana Policarpo
Visions of Excess

Exhibition open:
23.05.15 – 14.06.15
Sat. – Sun. 12:00 – 18:00

Private view:
Thursday May 21st , 18:00 - 21:00
with live performance by Cabiria

For her first UK solo exhibition, artist Diana Policarpo has created a new body of works. Visions of Excess, is a site specific installation composed of sound, collage and mixed media, which draws on the thinking of George Bataille in The Accursed Share as a starting point. The work investigates power relations and popular culture juxtaposing the rhythmic structuring of sound as tactile material within the social construction of esoteric ideology. Policarpo creates performances and installations to examine experiences of vulnerability and empowerment associated with acts of exposing oneself to the capitalist world.

Diana Policarpo was born in Lisbon in 1986 and currently lives and works in London. Recent exhibitions, events, and performances include, Does Not Equal, W139, Amsterdam (2015); Mai Im Januar, Shau Fenster, Berlin (2015), Beating Back Darkness, Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany (2014); Sound Works by Women Artists, listening seminar, Goldsmiths College, (2014) General Strike, The Mews & Art Review, London (2013)

Cabiria is a multi-instrumental collective based in London, with Diana Policarpo (percussion), Hannah Catherine Jones (theremin) and Marina Elderton (electric guitar). Through live improvisation they create imaginary landscapes and ethereal atmospheres, weaving sound with layered vocals in a ritualised manner.

For more information visit http://dianapolicarpo.blogspot.co.uk

Listen to Cabiria live here.