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I will live many years in this room

29 February @ 13:30 24 March @ 18:00

SET are delighted to announce โ€˜๐™„ ๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ก๐™ก ๐™ก๐™ž๐™ซ๐™š ๐™ข๐™–๐™ฃ๐™ฎ ๐™ฎ๐™š๐™–๐™ง๐™จ ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ž๐™จ ๐™ง๐™ค๐™ค๐™ขโ€™, a solo exhibition from artist Ashleigh Fisk, with new writing by Gwen Duprรฉ.

Opening on the leap year, a day often regarded as a fracture in standard time, the exhibition takes the historic practice of letter locking as its starting point – a method of intricately cutting and folding a written letter in order to seal it, thereby ensuring the secrecy of its contents and verifying the authorโ€™s identity.

Working in dialogue with writer and researcher Gwen Duprรฉ, Fisk utilises craft and storytelling traditions to conjure objects infused with queered and collective histories: ceramics, iron-gall ink, and materials foraged near Fiskโ€™s home in Sussex are enclosed and entrusted with messages of secret desire. SET Lewishamโ€™s gallery will be recomposed as a domestic space, reflective of womensโ€™ ubiquitous experiences of mental and physical confinement as well as comfort and solace. Furnishings, objects and stained glass create a playful, anachronistic room in which many lives, both real and imagined, have been lived.

Over the course of the show, the exhibition will host a series of public workshops and gatherings ranging from visual scribing and letter locking to queer reading groups. Dates and booking information to be announced.

Exhibition opens Thursday 29 February 6pm – 9pm

Exhibition continues Thursday – Sunday, 1.30pm – 6pm until 24 March

Supported using public funding from Arts Council England.

Work byย @ashleigh_fiskย and writing byย @gwenrcdupre


Unit 1, Lewisham Retail Park
London, SE13 7RZ United Kingdom