Cally Spooner (UK)
Why Words Now (Speaker)
Rooted firmly in her training in philosophy, Cally Spooner’s practice is generated through writing, unfolds as performance, then lands as film, sound, sculpture, drawings or scores. Her performances incorporate duration and rehearsal as acts of resistance to corporate, digital and performative climates in which it is hard to tell the difference between what is alive and what is dead. Cally Spooner’s most recent solo shows include DEAD TIME, at the Museum Dhondt Dhaenens, 2021 and The Art Institute of Chicago, 2019; SWEAT SHAME ETC., Swiss Institute New York, 2018; Everything Might Spill, Castello Di Rivoli, Rivoli, 2018; DRAG DRAG SOLO, Contemporary Art Centre Geneva, Geneva, 2018; Soundtrack For A Troubled Time, Whitechapel Art Gallery, 2017; On False Tears and Outsourcing, New Museum, New York, 2016. On False Tears, her monograph, was published by Hatje Cantz and Edizione Madre in 2020. Her book Scripts (2016) is published by Slimvolume, and her novel Collapsing in Parts (2012) is published by Mousse Publishing.