Document and Location Aftermath Final Graphic


After­math brings togeth­er two new com­mis­sions by Sophie Hayes and Huma Mulji for the first exhi­bi­tion in Foreground’s Doc­u­ment and Loca­tion programme.

15/03/24 – 13/04/24
Opening Times
Sun–Mon, Closed
Tue–Fri, 12:00 – 18:00
Saturday, Closed
Aftermath brings together two new commissions by Sophie Hayes and Huma Mulji for the first exhibition in Foreground’s Document and Location programme, which explores the artists’ shared interest in how the representation of place can be used as a vehicle for the communication of psychological and emotional states.

Hayes’ new installation for The Launderette depicts a non-descript rural fly tip in an unspecified location through two large scale photographs – the aftermath of illegal waste disposal. These images are accompanied by an intrusive abstract audio composition that dominates the viewer and projects a sense of mounting anxiety and trauma into the uneventful rural location in the images. This composition is accompanied by a second soundtrack in the adjoining rear space. Two small speakers mounted on stands, which loosely suggest human figures, are positioned opposite each other. Garbled sound emanates first from one speaker then the other – a mixture of interference and distortion reminiscent of a broken conversation. Together, the seemingly disparate elements of the installation build to suggest the gaps in understanding that result from opposing viewpoints that fail to connect.

At KIT FORM, Mulji will present a site-specific installation that conjures the idea of another space, perhaps some form of workshop, that has been relocated into the gallery’s post industrial space. Mulji’s installation talks of the complex losses embedded in so much migrant experience – being made no longer part of where you are from whilst neither belonging to the place you are now in.

Hayes and Mulji's new works are presented as two concurrent solo exhibitions in collaboration with two of Bristol's newest artist-run venues KIT FORM and The Launderette, which are situated less than 5 minutes’ walk from each other in the Stokes Croft.

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Aftermath is commissioned by Foreground and presented in collaboration with venue partners KIT FORM and The Launderette.

The exhibitions are part of the Document and Location programme.

The project has been part funded by New Starter Research awards from The University of the West of England, with further support from The Gane Trust.

Huma Mulji’s new work has also been supported by Arts Council England through a Developing Your Creative Practice grant.

The Launderette
145 Cheltenham Rd

37 Jamaica Street
Stokes Croft