Mistry together with artist Beccy Benedict explore Mistry’s Inevitable Absence from the Gallery and life in general on Fridays. After 50mins, a small room in the hospital every Friday with an NHS Therapist, Priya does not participate, don’t expect to see Priya, she won’t be there.
This event was part of whatsthebigmistry’s Gallery TAKEOVER #Destressfess. For 2 weeks artist whatsthebigmistry (aka Priya Mistry) occupied the very new and large main Gallery 1 at the Attenborough Arts Centre. During the TAKEOVER Mistry invited a variety of artist collaborators from visual, dance, socially engaged and performance arts practices to work in a live, experimentally and immediate fashion. All collaborations formed ‘Working In Process’’ which are then shared over social media and presented live and installed as ideas in their first ever iterations. Forming 2 weeks of firsts. This is Artist is Absent Part 1 was installed 26th Jan- Part 2/2 followed on Feb 2nd reflected the shifted in artist’s process that take place over time and working.
whatsthebigmistry is artist Priya Mistry, who works across disciplines straddling performance, live art, visual arts and dance. Mistry’s practice adds to discourse around topics explored in the work, particularly mental health, equality and feminine politics, identity, race, sex, gender and queerness, whilst making experimental, playful explorations around the all the possible choreographies and relationships between bodies, objects and spaces.
More about the TAKEOVER