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Soft Tissue: Feeling-through precarious times – Squishy Collective

25th Nov - 10th December 2023

Private View: 24th Nov, 6-8pm.

Details of special events below.

Metroland Studios
91 Kilburn Square

Exhibition opening times:

Fri 24 Nov - 6-8 (opening night)
Sat 25 Nov - 11-4
Sun 26 Nov - 11-4
Sat 2 Dec - 11-3
Sun 3 Dec - 11-4
Tue 4 Dec - 11-5
Thu 7 Dec - 11-5
Fri 8 Dec - 11-5
Sat 9 Dec - 11-4
Sun 10 Dec - 11-4

Private View

You are warmly invited into the fuzzy folds of the Squishy Collective…

For Soft TissueFeeling-through Precarious Times you are welcomed to step into a circle of sculptures, materials, films, sounds and texts. Each offers and opens up gestures, rituals and ideas for navigating precarious times. Can physical processes help us sense inner emotional worlds? What is ’safe’ touch’? How can touch help us to rehearse different ways of being and doing? Can a text be tactile…and why should it be?

Exhibits and invitations from the Squishy Collective will touch on: milky motherhood, uncanny bodies, visceral clay, fleshy language, haptic ice and visibilising atmosphere. 

They are generously offered by: Amanda Rice, Anastasia (A) Khodyreva, Becky Lyon, Catherine Monahon, Eliza Bennett, Georgia Perkins, Natasha Sabatini, Rhona Eve Clews, Rosina Godwin and Kate Langrish-Smith, Abigail Fletcher-Drye.

Come cosy up with us over a hot tea. Leaf through texts. Take part in quiet invitations. Meditate over tactile films. Or join a rich and playful programme of activities designed to soften, fizz and feed you.

Programme of Events

Book tickets via Eventbrite

Fri 24 Nov – 6.00pm – 9.00pm – Private View 

Sat 25 Nov – 1.00pm – 2.15pm – Air Tasting, Mattering A Hot Breath w/ Becky Lyon

Sat 25 Nov – 2.30pm – 3.30pm – In Touch With Ice  w/ Anastasia (A) Khodyreva 

Sun 26 Nov – 11.00am – 12.00am – Tactile Archive w / Georgia Perkins + Becky Lyon

Sun 26 Nov – 1.00pm – 3.00pm – Cast Your Line: Photographic image-divining with 

Fisherwomen w/ Rhona Eve Clews and Eliza Bennett

Wed 29 Nov – 8.00pm – 9.30pm – Kitchen Yin: Body & Material Winter Workshop 

(online) w/ Catherine Monahon and Rhona Eve Clews

Sun 3rd Dec – 2.00pm – 4.00pm – Intestinal Knitting w/ Rosina Godwin

For more information about all the events you can check out the events page.

Exhibition Guide

About Squishy Collective

The Squishy Collective are a research ‘coven’ who formed in April 2021. They have been meeting online ever since, convened by artist and Metroland studio resident Becky Lyon. The group is made up of sensuous ecologists, researchers,  writers and clay-crafters. Using methods drawn from art research they explore the intersection of touch, tactility and practices of care. This becomes part of a toolkit for navigating precarious times.

Follow @squishysessions on Instagram for updates and details of the events!