Join us for the opening of a new commission by artist Corey Hayman. Hayman’s practice formulates connections between multifarious material to explore the matrix of afro-pessimism, the ‘hauntology of blackness’, progress and capitalism; culminating in an examination of the problematics which arise at the cross between representation and commodity structures. For Goldsmiths CCA she has developed an installation that deals with the aesthetisation of politics and resistance, exploiting moments of tension between race and capital to develop material responses. A text has been generated through the figure of Rastamouse, or rather a haunting of the Rastamouse character; a commodity who speaks, and a black body caught in a matrix of cultural representation, consumption and entertainment.
Episodes is an ongoing series of solo presentations that cuts through the main programming at Goldsmiths CCA and provides a counterpoint to the larger-scale exhibitions. Spanning installations, screenings, discursive events and new commissions, the focus of this programme is to provide an experimental platform for emergent practices. The series commenced with Oisín Byrne’s GLUE, and continues in 2019 with presentations by Adam Christensen (27 April – 27 May 2019) and Roland Carline (16 Nov 2019 – 12 Jan 2020).