Mixed collage 3

Thinking through holes:
A creative response to research
Becky Šik and Sukaina Kubba


8 Jul 2021  


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As part of Becky Šik’s new exhibition Mercury, Collective is pleased to invite you to a special online event that will creatively respond to the research and methods around the work.

Mercury centres on a new experimental moving image work which interlaces a fragmented narrative with an evocative resonating soundtrack composed with homemade magnetic instruments.

For this event, hosted on Zoom, Becky will be joined by artist Sukaina Kubba to produce a new creative response to Mercury and to pick up on themes and threads that informed the film. In particular, Becky and Sukaina will draw on the theoretical-fiction novel Cyclonopedia by Reza Negarestani, using this book and its idea of ‘plot-holes’ and ‘Hidden Writing’ to weave their shared interests through a public reading.

'More than a mere interdisciplinary investigation, Hidden Writing suggests a politics of contribution to, or participation with, perforated structures… Reading through the plot holes of a story is possible only by devising a line capable of twisting in and out of them.'

Cyclonopedia, Reza Negarestani

The event will include an open discussion and a chance to ask both artists questions. Tickets are free (donations requested) but pre-booking is essential via Eventbrite.

Becky’s film Mercury will be available to view online in advance of the event via a link in your ticket confirmation email.

Mercury is showing in the Hillside space at Collective as part of our Satellites Programme for emerging practitioners until 11 July.


Becky Šik