Studio Cybi

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Head 1962 (Study for Dying King Sculpture) by Elisabeth Frink

Studio Cybi often explore ideas of ownership, labour and poverty, via the history of land. This work provided them with an opportunity to excavate further their thoughts on art, agency and equity, drawing from Spinoza’s concept of interconnectedness. They are currently interested in subterranean cultural signifiers, the underbelly. The commission asks questions around language, imperialism, monarchy and land ownership, pointing toward the importance of engaging with who we are within the constant shifting of societal frameworks. The protest badges displayed in Storiel open a window into our cultural history, language and our need for protest. Frink’s Dying King serves as a preliminary sketch for a sculpture, drawing inspiration from archetypes surrounding masculinity and monarchy. From these components Studio Cybi have produced a textile banner which is filmed hanging in Penrhos Nature Reserve, the audio combines altered birdsong also recorded there and a poem.

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