Hope Recycling Station
& A guiding dog for a blind dog
June 7. 2018 from 6PM
UMPRUM, Náměstí Jana Palacha 80, Praha 1, room 215
Sophie Jung's performance will take place one day after at Centre for Contemporary Futura on June 8 at 6:30PM.
Sophie Jung operates at the juncture of sculpture, performance and text, where she employs diverse references drawn from high and low culture, which she simultaneously draws into fresh networks of meanings.
Her practice has a recurring interest in the dichotomy of the object, its material presence and its potential of becoming a placeholder for a plurality of meanings when the project becomes a prop. Sophie Jung works mainly with found objects, often assembling them into installations and sculptures, and lets them with their various textures, timelines, dimensions, levels of decomposition synergise into a collective narrative of discrete voices. Her role is akin to that of a medium: she spends a long time trying to read them, finding the synapses they share with each other and those they may want to share with her. She uses them as vessels for a polyvocal narrative. She is a storyteller.
Sophie Jung was born in Luxembourg, lives and works in London. Her recent projects include Jungs, Hier Kommt der Masterplan at Kunsthalle Basel, Come Fresh Hell or Fresh High Water at Blain Southern, London; X-Examination at ICA, London; Rencontres International at Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin and at Palais de Tokyo in Paris. In 2016 she won the Swiss Art Award.
The lecture is organized in synergy with A guiding dog for a blind dog, a project curated by Lukáš Hofmann at Centre for Contemporary Art Futura.
The lecture will be held in English.