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).
Unnatural Wealth combines moving image and disembodied voices, creating an absurd allegory of the times through a look at language circulating in the property market. This work evolved from a period of research viewing luxury apartments with estate agents in London, and later in Glasgow. Footage of flat viewings is used to create the background for collage works, where disembodied teeth become inflicted by spam and advertising, which creates parasitic extrusions on their surface. References to the mouth, in particular representations of teeth, recur throughout as a way to deconstruct the voice.
Supported by The Fountainhead Residency, Miami, Centre for Contemporary Arts and bb15 Space for Contemporary Art, Linz.
Sat 21 April, 11am-6pm
Sun 22 April, 12 noon-6pm