Coinciding with Daria Martin's exhibition At The Threshold at Maureen Paley, this event marks the latest chapter in The Showroom's relationship with the artist, which dates back to her 2005 exhibition Soft Materials curated by Kirsty Ogg, during her directorship of The Showroom.
In a second part to this event, Daria Martin will launch her new volume Mirror-Touch Synaesthesia:Thresholds of Empathy with Art at The Showroom later this year. More information to follow.
At The Threshold (2015) is the second of three short films inspired by Martin’s research into a form of heightened physical sensitivity called mirror-touch synaesthesia. Following Sensorium Test (2012), which was set in a scientific laboratory, At The Threshold borrows from 1950’s film genre of melodrama to frame a domestic drama involving a synaesthetic boy and his mother, whose enmeshed relationship is shaken by a third party.
With thanks to Maureen Paley.
This is the second event in our new series The Artist Talks that invites artists into public conversation. The first event in November 2015 saw Heimo Zobernig in conversation with Mark Godrey. The title The Artist Talks follows Sarah Pierce's 2012 exhibition at The Showroom of the same name.
Image caption: Daria Martin At The Threshold (production still) 16mm film, 17 minutes 30 seconds, 2014-2015 ©Daria Martin, courtesy Maureen Paley, London © Photo: Thierry Bal