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Let the Song Hold Us Launch WR 36

Artist Spotlight Tour with Rae-Yen Song and Tessa Norton

FACT, 88 Wood Street, Liverpool, L1 4DQ
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Part of the Radical Ancestry season

Exhibiting artists Rae-Yen Song and Tessa Norton will give a unique insight to their new works and unpack the themes and research they explore within their practices.

Rae-Yen Song’s sculptural and augmented reality installation looks at reimagining ancestral mythologies, family rituals and inherited memories. Tessa Norton’s multimedia installation explores the ambiguity of Anglo-Indian identity and traces its contrasts and contradictions.

Rae-Yen Son is an artist based in Glasgow. Working expansively through drawing, sculpture, installation, costume, video, sound, performance, family collaboration and any other medium that becomes appropriate, Rae-Yen’s practice is a long-term exercise in self-mythology as survival tactic. It explores the position of Other within our tangled reality, speaking broadly about foreignness, identity, and what it means to belong – or not. Rae-Yen has been shortlisted for the 2022 Margaret Tait Award and has recently shown ▷▥◉▻, a solo exhibition at Dundee Contemporary Arts and WORMB, a duo exhibition at Quench Gallery, Margate.

Tessa Norton is an artist and writer based in West Yorkshire. Her work playfully explores cosmic and expansive worlds using unlikely theoretical frameworks like pop music, teen movies and ghost stories. Her publication The Fields Here Are Full of Ghosts was published by Wysing Polyphonic in 2019. Her writing has appeared in various publications including Tribune, The Wire and Burlington Contemporary, and in exhibitions and events at Rough Trade, Wysing Arts Centre, The Tetley, Liverpool Biennial, Flat Time House, and more. She is co-editor, with Bob Stanley, of the book Excavate: The Wonderful and Frightening World of The Fall (Faber & Faber, 2021).

Korakrit Arunanondchai and Alex Gvojic Songs for living 2021 Installation view at FACT Image by Rob Battersby WEB RES 25


Let the Song Hold Us



An exhibition of new immersive artworks that explore how music and song bring together the family and collective histories we inherit. Featuring Korakrit Arunanondchai, Zinzi Minott, Larissa Sansour, Søren Lind, Tessa Norton, Ebun Sodipo and Rae-Yen Song.

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