Everything has a beginning and end but I’m most interested in the in-between places.
My most recent work ‘Janus’ was exhibited at 36 Lime Street. It brought together a body of work that draws inspiration from Janus the Roman God of beginnings and transitions. It consisted of a multi screen installation using projection and televisions to create an immersive and transient landscape. The screens mirror Janus’ ambiguous depiction of time as they play at once and in response to one another with abstract imagery on loop. Objects within the space act as tokens from a journey like relics left behind from an ancient time.
I spent a month experimenting in Praxis Gallery at Commercial Union House in the run up to my solo show at 36 Lime Street. During this time I collaborated with printmaker Nick Christie (Incubate Experimental Printmaking) exploring the use of light and cyanotype exposure on materials such as plaster, paper, fabric using OHP, Digital projection and natural light.
Most recently I’ve have been contemplating the place of myths and rituals in contemporary society, considering how traditions are passed on through heritage sites and memories.
Janus is supported using public funding by Arts Council England
Later this year I will be exhibiting work-in-progress at System Gallery so keep your eyes peeled.
Mani Kambo is a Newcastle based artist whose practice is predominately moving image based with sculptural and performative aspects. She focuses on objects, routines and rituals distilled both from the everyday and mythology. Through investigating the inner spirit, she draws on my own personal totemic symbols which are based on my upbringing in a household filled with superstition, prayer and religious ceremony.