Astropriest: Catinca Malaimare

4 May - 10 June 2023

 "Astropriest burned down the dollhouse. Gave all the dolls Beta burns, scarring the cutaneous layer of their dollish bodies. Beta burns made their whole world hot."


Astropriest, a solo exhibition by Romanian-born London-based artist Catinca Malaimare, takes the form of performance, sculpture, audio and film, revealing our intimate relationship with technological tools. Together the components of the installation and the performance play with time and metaphor, building on the artist’s ongoing observation of obsolete technologies.  A multi-channel audio narrative plays from a set of speakers as the Astropriest performs an alluring Siren’s song in the exhibition space, his moans prompted through a series of acoustic cues. Using poetic, spiritual range, Malaimare’s performance facilitates an ephemeral, fleeting moment.