Sophio Medoidze, Jackals and Drones

Wed 15 Jan - Sat 22 Feb 2020
Opening event: Saturday 18 January, 2pm-4pm (free, all welcome)
LUX is proud to present a new solo exhibition of London-based artist Sophio Medoidze. BL CK B X: Sophio Medoidze, Jackals and Drones spans more than ten years of artistic practice, bringing together moving image, photography and sound works.
Medoidze’s distinct visual style and her signature mode of direct address play with the conventions of both video and the cinema, stripping film of its artifice in a way that it becomes even more artificial.
As Mike Sperlinger has written, “Her films are animated by a peculiar uncertainty principle which propels the viewer from image to image, abruptly and repeatedly shifting between different layers of reality. Often depicting her native Georgia, Medoidze’s films are mosaics in which scenes of mythic otherworldliness oscillate with documentary details, often small and comic.”
Xitana (2019), one of the pieces we will show, is a work commissioned by Tyneside Cinema as part of the artists’ programme Projections, using public funding from Arts Council England.
Exhibition Events
Exhibition opening
Saturday 18 January, 2pm-4pm / LUX
A special viewing of the new exhibition, with a reading and discussion of Medoidze’s work, as well as a Q&A with the artist hosted by Tyneside Cinema's Creative Director of Artists' Moving Image Adam Pugh.
Breakfast viewing
Wednesday 29 January, 9am-10.30am / LUX
A special daytime viewing of the exhibition with the artist. Tea, coffee and pastries will be provided. All welcome; drop in anytime between 9am – 10.30 am.
More events will be announced soon!



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