Susannah Stark (b. 1988 in Dundee, Scotland) is an artist based in Glasgow with a background in printmaking and currently works with sound, sculpture and digital media incorporating issues of voice, power and reappropriation.
This is part of an ongoing process of exploring how much of the western identity can be constructed from diverse popular sources and how the mouth may be the main modulator for such regurgitations and formations. Recent works feature printed architectural objects and 3D animated collages as carriers for disembodied voices, spoken word and song that aims to question material hierarchies within capitalist culture and explore the voice as a vehicle for transformation.
Upcoming solo exhibition at bb15 Space for Contemporary Art, Linz, Austria, 2018
Group exhibitions include: Unnatural Wealth Karolina Lebek and Susannah Stark curated by A- – -Z, StudioRCA Riverlight, London, (2017); Idols and Impossible Structures New Prints (2017); Winter International Print Centre New York, USA, (2017); The Wheel Donald Hayden and Susannah Stark Surround Sound Program curated by David Gryn, Soundscape Park, Art Basel in Miami Beach, USA, (2016); North East Wis-Dom Third CAFAM Biennial, Negotiating Space CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China, (2017).
A new audiovisual work exploring female Cynics, language and spam, Unnatural Wealth was developed in Scotland, Miami and Austria and culminates in a sound installation with live performance.
The history of the Cynics is revisited to expose elements of language that have a particular gendered quality or resonance; highlighting the flow of objects, words and capital traded in the marketplace. This work invites the listener to experience the expressive female voice in a way that goes beyond convention, and to feel the strength gained through the union of many voices.
Supported by The Fountainhead Residency, Miami, Centre for Contemporary Arts and bb15 Space for Contemporary Art, Linz.
Sat 21 – Sun 22 April
Sun, 12 noon-midnight