For her first solo exhibition at Thaddaeus Ropac London, Mandy El-Sayegh will transform the spaces of the gallery, intervening on their walls and floors to create an enveloping environment within which ideas of bodily, psychological and spatial interiors play out. Featuring new large-scale paintings, sculptures and multimedia installations, the exhibition layers diverse materials, referencing sensorial experiences and processes of accumulation.
El-Sayegh will activate her installation with a new collaborative performance work, reflecting and reinterpreting the inner states experienced by the artist in her studio. The performance will take place amid the backdrop of new sound and video work, created through a process of visual and auditory collaging. The multimedia work intersperses footage of studio processes alongside a range of found imagery of bodies under the effects of external forces, be they harmonious or malign.