ABOUT THE WORK
Sonya Dyer will present a new moving image commission inspired by the mis-remembered Greek myth of Andromeda. Andromeda, the Ethiopian princess whose beauty enraged the Greek Gods – and who became both a constellation and a galaxy – takes a central role in the work, inviting the audience to radically reimagine the history and potential of Space travel.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Sonya Dyer lives and works in London. Dyer is an artist and writer. Previous exhibitions and projects include Rewriting the Future (Site Gallery, Sheffield 2019), Or, Dark Fecundity (Centre for Afrofuturist Studies, Iowa City, 2018) and The Claudia Jones Space Station (BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Arts, Gateshead, 2017). Sonya is currently a resident of Somerset House Studios.
ABOUT THE VENUE
Somerset House is a spectacular neo-classical building sitting between the Strand and the River Thames. Built on historic foundations at the very heart of the capital, Somerset House is London’s working arts centre, home to the UK’s largest creative community and one of London’s best loved public spaces.