S u b t e r r a n e a n   O r g a n
M M X X I I I 

Subterranean Organ, The Crypt Gallery, London, UK, 2023
Opening 14 April 6-10 pm
14 - 18 April 2023
The Crypt Gallery, St Pancras Parish Church, 165 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BA

𝑺𝒖𝒃𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒓𝒂𝒏𝒆𝒂𝒏 𝑶𝒓𝒈𝒂𝒏 is a durational, experimental programme and time-based exercise curated by Daisy Wang and Celeste Viv Ly. The exhibition programme inquires into the interiority and exteriority of the more-than-human body in relation to fluidity, contingency, and the architectural and performative spaces within and without. 
Taking the manifold structure of an organ and biological osmosis as a method for charting the space, the programme reflects on how a body/space could be potentialised as a totality and the constituents of the totality in its fluidity and multifarious exchange. As the biological organ takes on abstract forms that are self-contained and yet infinitely interlinked within the bodily system and the ambient system outside the body, this programme maps the inner connection between the human and the more-than-human. It uses the body as a framework for bio-cosmic nourishment, building a ‘cosmology’ of life, where the form is fluidly mutable, dissolving and shaping itself anew. It is able to create a diverse instinct environment that expands our understanding of the body and its possibilities of inviting and engaging with alternate systems.
The artists in the show work across a range of mediums including sound, image, text, spatial works and live art, exploring how a work could be living, fluid, in becoming as singular entities and part of a larger collective entity through mobilising the in-between spaces, the process of interchange and transgression of boundaries. In blurring the lines between the inside and outside, self and other, and the human and more-than-human, the still and time-based works turn the exhibiting architectural space into a living, fluid, and disobedient collective body. Through this approach, we also aim to provide certain capacities of a nexus – to traverse, adapt, transcribe, and connect the subjectivities among its inhabitants, and most importantly, a continual process of feeling and thinking through the self and other in an intersubjective web of becoming. 

Buket Yenidogan @buketmio
Celeste Viv Ly @virtio.djvu
Dr. Chang Gao @gao.chang_rca
Cherry Song @rvouger
Di Chen @chendi_chen_di
Eleanor Turnbull @norajelly
Eleni Zervou @zervou.helen
Emma Papworth @emma_papworth
Evangelia Dimitrakopoulou @d_mtrk
Freya Fang Wang @freyafangwang
Friendred Peng @friendred0.0
Kate Howe @katehowestudios
Li Yilei @li_yi_lei_
Lulu Wang @lulu_wangyx 
Maya Masuda @maya__erin
Noëlle Turner @noelleturner_
Pierre Engelhard @pierre.engelhard
Sasha Ercole @ercolesasha
Shadow(Collective Led by Xiaoying Lin) @lyn_xiaoying

Curators: Daisy Wang @daisydiziiii and Celeste Viv Ly @virtio.djvu, Exhibition Text by Celeste Viv Ly
Curatorial Assistant: Fiona Chen @fionahchen1811, Cleo Wang @guaguaguagugu
Graphic Designer: Hairun Li @lihairun
Official Account: @sub_organ

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