Andromeda (Stills), 2021
In Andromeda, a portal between worlds opens, creating a conduit between the Andromeda galaxy and Earth, transporting a chorus of drummers into the world of an unsuspecting protagonist.
The first video in the Hailing Frequencies Open trilogy, an body of work intersecting the Greek myth and constellation of Andromeda, actor Nichelle Nicols’ astronaut recruitment activism and the complex genesis of HeLa cells, the first human materials sent into Space. This commission includes performance, animation and morse code. Continuing the epic world-building characteristic of the HFO project, speculative fiction, social justice and, art history collide.
Andromeda was first broadcast as part of Art Night’s online programme in July 2021, screened as part of Alchemy Film and Arts Festival and is on display as part of The London Open, Whitechapel Gallery. until September 2022.
Commissioned by Art Night and Somerset House. Supported by the Adonyeva Foundation.
Directions: Forward, KARST Gallery (2021). Installation View.