Stills, Edinburgh’s centre for photography, is delighted to present a solo presentation of work by Glasgow-based artist Sekai Machache.
In this exhibition, the next in the Projects 20 series to take place at Stills, Machache presents a body of work titled The Divine Sky, using allegory and performance to tell a complicated history through poiesis, immersive storytelling and photography.
This series has taken form during the Covid-19 lockdown period when restrictions to our movements has called for establishing new ways of working and structuring artistic output.This work denotes a process of inscribing and re-inscribing thought through automatic drawing with ink on paper, indigo pigment on fabric, performance to camera, layering and overlaying. An early iteration of work that is yet to be fully realised or even imagined, where studio has had to stand in for landscape and landscape has been reconstituted.
Alongside Sekai’s exhibition the front space of the gallery continues to host The Nature Library, a reference library and reading space created by artist and curator Christina Riley.
The Nature Library aims to take its visitors somewhere new — to the edge of the sea, into the mountain or to the top of the tallest tree – to help us reconsider our relationship to the natural world.