Sophie Seita, bingenTV

27 Oct – 8 Dec 2023
Mimosa House, London

PV 26 Oct, 6.30pm

Working with video, textile, autofiction, and various installation processes, Sophie Seita’s and Naomi Woo’s exhibition pulls out and reroots the speculative potential of archives and queer history. Developed in conversation with The Hildegard von Bingen Society for Gardening Companions, a queer-feminist collective originally founded by the German mediaeval mystic and musician Hildegard von Bingen in the 12th century and ‘propagated’ by the artists in 2020 — the exhibition centres on a queer gardening talk show, bingenTV, supposedly shot in 1987 and never aired, until now. Playful and flirty, this genre-bending talk show features a cast of queer characters real and fictional, past and present, in a whirlwind jaunt through space and time.

For the duration of the exhibition, the space will be activated through readings, workshops, and performances, by Youngsook Choi, Taey Iohe, Sophie Seita, Naomi Woo, Ashley Au, and Sister Steve of Ophelia Drowning (Kell w Farshéa).

Funded by Canada Council for the Arts, Arts Council England, Goldsmiths, University of London.