The gallery is a sort of facility

F571D7F4-E467-4302-8059-5053238A7FD6Lydia Santia, Untitled, detail, 2019, office chair, bungee cord, step stool, paint, bolts

The gallery is a sort of facility
Lydia Santia

July 8-12, 2019
Gallery hours: Mon 11am-3pm, Tue 12-6pm, Wed 12-6pm
Reception: Friday, July 12, 5-7pm

Satellite Project Space
121 Dundas St, London

Lydia Santia’s project the gallery is a sort of facility experiments with the gallery as a storage space; a place to interrupt the pragmatic act of storing objects, using the viewer’s gaze:

“Practical storage denotes a problematic relationship between human and object, where responsibility over the object being stored can be relinquished for an indeterminate amount of time. I assert that the practical act of storing an object suspends that object in animation; it does not relinquish ownership or responsibility over that object, but it does temporarily forfeit the object’s ability to act in a relationship with a person. Storage is often seen as a temporary absolver of consumer guilt, and usually does not account for the physicality of the objects therein until they must become garbage. This creates a scenario where the objects being stored are invisible, useless, yet continue to accumulate until a threshold is reached where they must be contended with en masse.”

By allowing a spectatorship into a storage space of already defunctionalized items, the artist aims to highlight the importance of that intermediate time period.