Creative Lab Residency
Sat 26 June — Sun 11 July 2021
Sofia Niazi’s Creative Lab investigates natural fibres, pigment and experimentation in moving image.
It includes reflecting on and processing learnings and materials produced during a two-day natural yarn dyeing workshop in Loch Ness with Dwynwen Hopcroft. Using the Publication Studio, Niazi aims to create a swatch book with notes to inform a greater involvement with the processing of materials employed in her fibre arts work.
Alongside this, the Lab will explore an ongoing interest in the translation of artworks through different mediums and technologies, with a focus on developing a range of weavings from naturally dyed yarn that are photographed, printed and strung together through moving images. With no set intention for the content, the works will be guided by intuition and repetition.
About the artist
Sofia Niazi is a visual artist and member of OOMK, an artist publishing practice/collective working together since 2014. Her current research explores the visual culture of the housing market and what the proliferation of online property websites and our relationship to them reveals about how we live in images today.
Recent commissions and exhibitions include; Unreal Estate (Eastside Projects), Precarious Straits (TOMA), The Shoreditch Library Print Workshop (PEER Gallery), Mil Ke Chai (British Council), Big Family Press (South London Gallery, Artists in residence as OOMK (Serpentine Gallery), The Barbican Box (Barbican, 2018) and Level Press (Bethlem Gallery).
Part of Creative Lab Residencies