Amanda Moström: Participating in a chair
28 September - 2 November 2019

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Josefin
Birch Plywood, Shuttering Plywood, Fabric, Water, Bottles
59 x 51 x 46cm, 2019
Ada
Birch Plywood, Shuttering Plywood, Fabric, Sand
234 x 146 x 95cm, 2019
Ada
Birch Plywood, Shuttering Plywood, Fabric, Sand
234 x 146 x 95cm, 2019
Ada (detail)
Installation View - Photography by Corey Bartle-Sanderson
Rosen
Bronze, Fabric, Paper
108 x 65 x 27cm, 2019
Rosen
Bronze, Fabric, Paper
108 x 65 x 27cm, 2019
Toya
MDF, Plexi, Flowers, Bird toys, Fabric, Lights
202 x 120 x 51cm, 2019
Josefin (detail)
Birch Plywood, Shuttering Plywood, Fabric, Water, Bottles
59 x 51 x 46cm, 2019
Josefin (detail)
Birch Plywood, Shuttering Plywood, Fabric, Water, Bottles
59 x 51 x 46cm, 2019
Josefin (detail)
Birch Plywood, Shuttering Plywood, Fabric, Water, Bottles
59 x 51 x 46cm, 2019
Arwen
Plywood
234 x 112 x 176cm, 2019
Arwen
Plywood
234 x 112 x 176cm, 2019
Arwen
Plywood
234 x 112 x 176cm, 2019
Toya (detail)
Rosen (detail)
Ada (detail)
Toya (detail)
Castor is pleased to present Participating In A Chair, Amanda Moström's second exhibition with the gallery. Moström has a dark-humoured approach to understanding human relationships within the designed environment.

The title Participating in a chair is taken from a meditation video, the goal of which is to aid the viewers to be present in the now, to “re-centre” themselves.

The gallery interior, modified by Moström, echoes techniques used in animal husbandry. The round corners of the space mimic curved walls recommended for the stress-free movement and unobstructed transportation of livestock.

Within the controlled environment of the gallery, Moström has made a managed, tended space, housing objects purely for pleasure.

An additional text piece accompanies the exhibition with part lyrics from a hip hop / RnB tune Climax by Slum Village, part co-written by poet Kai Isaiah Jamal and artist Ruby Wroe. The text marks a collaborative approach taken by the artist in exploring the conventional tropes of patriarchal erotica interwoven with contemporary auto-theoretical responses.