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Cally Spooner: SWEAT SHAME ETC.

British artist Cally Spooner's (b. 1983) project takes the form of a living exhibition and a radical school, a site of exchange in which transfers of value are made through sounds, events, materials, and embodied knowledge.

Combining a rigorous approach to philosophy with humour and experimental processes, Spooner's works for SWEAT SHAME ETC. include recordings of dancers performing routines while suffering with head colds; plinths made from olive oil soap that gradually age and decay over the course of the exhibition; and wall drawings made with fake tan, pencil and pen, which track the statistics of the artist's health and energy against currency fluctuations and career success.

These sculptures will be further developed by Spooner's new dance company, OFFSHORE, who will transform and activate the work with dance, music and writing over the course of the exhibition.

The Henry Moore Foundation awarded £4,000 towards this exhibition.

Cally Spooner: SWEAT SHAME ETC. opened at Swiss Institute, New York on 13 December 2018 and continues until 10 March 2019. For more information see www.swissinstitute.net.

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