Sophie Mallett is a London based artist. Her practice is concerned with forms of belonging and exclusion, and how these manifest through national borders, capital and migration. Through music, radio, video and installation she pursues a practice focused on sounds’ intersection with affect, politics and value, concentrating on the connections between sound, music, history and place.
During her time at HANGAR artist Sophie Mallett will develop National Anthems, an ongoing artistic research project around borders, surveillance and sounds. It explores ideas of capital and migration through national anthems which, she believes, simultaneously include and exclude by singing borders into existence.
Her new work focuses specifically on coastal locations to enquire how collective identity and belonging are shaped by our relationship to bodies of water, and how coastal locations and port towns have a continuing role in perpetuating colonial legacies. During the residency she will focus on patterns of behaviour, inherent to all coastal towns, to look at landscape as a tool for determination and resistance.
HANGAR is an Artistic Research Center located in Graça, Lisbon. HANGAR includes a center of exhibitions, artistic residencies, and artistic studies. It is also a center of education, talks, and conversations that unify geographic locations, cultures and identities and stimulate the development of artistic and theoretical practices.
HANGAR also seeks to organize and produce the development of artistic inter-disciplinary projects and visual arts projects that focus on Lisbon as a central backdrop for contemporary culture.
HANGAR is an independent space managed by artists and curators. It is a place for experimentation, research, and reflection artistic practices. This space is a point of convergence of various areas of contemporary artistic processes.