19th February 2018

Updated Artist Statement

Sorcha Clelland also known as Shrek6_6_6 previously known as Sarah Clelland creates performances, paintings, drawings, photographs, installations and music. Clelland creates work through a process of instinctive experimentation which can be seen explicitly as a personal exorcism ritual.
Their performances are given improper functions: significations are inverted and form and context merge. Products and movements are dissociated from their original meaning, by which the system that they most commonly function is exposed. Initially unambiguous meanings are shattered and disseminate endlessly. They create events which still have to take place or have just ended: moments which in that time exists as pure truth. There is no narrative thread.
Inspired by the Avant-Garde feminist movement of the 1970s and Judith Butler’s Theory of  Sex/Gender with the use of appropriated materials which are borrowed from a day-to-day context, Clelland makes work that deals with the documentation of events and the question of how they can be presented.
Their works are an investigation into representations of unconcrete ages and situations as well as personal depictions and ideas that can only be realised in performance. Applying specific combinations and manipulation, different functions and/or contexts are created.By referencing romanticism, camp, the grotesque, fantasy and symbolism Clelland presents an idea of reclaiming, reclaiming a world to be your world. Shrek currently lives and works in Glasgow.

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18th February 2018

WHERE PEOPLE SLEEP ARE EXCITED TO PRESENTS “CALM DOWN, DEAR!”, AN EXHIBITION IN COLLABORATION WITH LUCY LAMORT:

“ARE YOU EXHAUSTED ?
SICK OF YOUR FEMININITY BEING DEFINED FOR YOU?
DO YOU FEEL WORN OUT BY YOUR SEXUALITY BEING USED TO BRAND YOU?
ARE YOU BORED OF FEIGNING SHOCK WHEN ANOTHER MAN COMES TO LIGHT AS A SEXUAL PREDATOR?
TIRED OF ROLLING YOUR EYES?
ARE YOU DONE WITH SCREAMING INTO THE ABYSS ,ONLY FOR IT TO TELL YOU TO “STOP BEING SO DAMN HYSTERICAL?”
#USTOO!”

IN RESPONSE TO THE RECENT #METOO CAMPAIGN, THE WORK SHALL EXPLORE ISSUES SURROUNDING FEMALE IDENTIFYING AND GENDERQUEER PEOPLE IN THE DIGITAL AGE. CAPTURED THROUGH THE PERSPECTIVE OF 22 ARTIST USING A MULTITUDE OF MEDIA INCLUDING TEXT, POETRY, PERFORMANCE, AND VIDEO:

LUCY LAMORT
SAMANTHA DICK
IONA LEE
BELLE DOCHERTY
ISOBEL O’DONOVAN
SHREK
RHIANNON GROVE
SOPHIE APTER
REBEKKA YALLOP
FLEUR CONNOR
REBECCA THOMSON
LUCY WILCOX
SHAHEEDA SINCKLER
EITHNE O’NEILL
MADELEINE VIRGINIA BROWN
REBECCA RUSSELL
SISTER
NATASHA LALL
HANNAH TALULAH DIXON WRIGHT
SAMANTHA ALEXA
GEORGIA SPARKES
MEGAN RUDDEN
VERONICA DE TONI
FREYA TAYLOR