Axis Mundi: Graduate Resident Interim Show

Axis Mundi: Graduate Resident Interim Show

Axis Mundi: Graduate Resident Interim Show



Leith School of Art Exhibition Space 09 January 2023 - 25 March 2023 09:30 - 16:30 daily North Junction Street Campus

Private View: Friday 20th January | 5 - 7pm

From the Yggdrasil (the tree of life from Nordic mythology), to designs of churches and temples, these varied representations best express the idea of the Axis Mundi. Depicted as a vertical y intersection of a horizontal x-axis, Axis Mundi is the 0,0 coordinate, the symbolic void where everything converges, concentrates, and emanates: the image of the ritual centre as a pulsing threshold.  This interim show marks a mid-point of the residency and depicts the embryonic stages of research.

Through figurative collage and digital painting Joseph Beveridge expresses a loss surrounding cultural identities and the need to re-establish one's place in relation to others. He brings an awareness to the prescriptive nature of print, examining ideas surrounding gender, representation in media and image appropriation.

Pallavi Devkota uses digital and print interventions within her practice to explore how bodies and the spaces they inhabit are in an unceasing and irrevocable exchange. The dialectics between the outside and the inside, immensity, and intimacy, are themes that drive her work.

Blurring the line between the real and the imagined Marie-Chantal Hamrock explores themes such as sexuality and the esoteric through a multi-disciplinary practice, moving across performance, film, and object-making.