The exhibition is titled - Today's gift is tomorrow"s commodity. Yesterday's commodity is tomorrow's found art object. Today's art object is tomorrow's junk. And yesterday's junk is tomorrow's heirloom.
The show reflects on how the choices we make as individuals affect us as a collective, and the ways those stories are told through objects, systems of exchange and commerce.
The project follows a year of supported research with Brighton CCA examining the material, political and social histories of trade, and the impacts of marginalisation and western economic politics on local and global economic infrastructures.
The Lloyd Corporation commission makes an important connection within this discussion about the implications of global trade practices at both a macro and micro level.
Accompanying the exhibition
will be a series of talks, screenings and live events hosted in person and online including interviews with the artists and a newly commissioned essay available along with the artists' research archive in the Studio Dialogues section of the Brighton CCA website.
Lloyd Corporation is a collaborative project between artists Ali Eisa and Sebastian Lloyd Rees.
Their practice utilizes sculpture, installation, performance and text, often taking inspiration from informal and local economies.
Processes typically involve close dialogue, site-specific research and collection of material culture from which their work takes shape.
This practice is an attempt to render complex, critical, yet often abstract, socio-economic issues - globalisation, consumerism and urban development - as visible, sensorial and connected to people's everyday lives.
The exhibition takes place at Brighton CCA (University of Brighton) from 28th January to 2nd April 2022.