For My Only Love, Yours in Body and Soul

Exhibitions, Free

Friday 7th 10:00am – Sunday 9th October 2022 4:00pm

God's House Tower, Town Quay Road, Southampton, SO14 2NY

‘a space’ arts and God’s House Tower present For My Only Love, Yours in Body and Soul, a solo exhibition by London-based multidisciplinary artist Ebun Sodipo.“For this project, I am interested in the changing attitudes towards Africans and their descendants in Southampton between the 16th and 20th century. I plan to explore these attitudes through a fictional love story between a woman living in Southampton and her lover who is always at sea. To write this love story I have been exploring some of the lives of Southampton residents in this time period. This love story will be told across love letters, ‘found’ in the Southampton archives and presented as collage and audio text.”

This exhibition ran from Friday 7th October to Sunday 6th November in God’s House Tower.

About the Artist

Ebun makes work for those who will come after: the black trans people of the future. Her interdisciplinary practice narrates her construction of a black trans-feminine self after slavery and colonialism. Through a process of fragmentation, collage, and fabulation, she devises softer, other- wise ways of imagining and speaking about the body, desire, archives, and the past.

Ebun’s work has been featured at 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning Centre, Bernie Grants Arts Centre, Narrative Projects, Raven Row, The Block Museum of Art, South London Gallery, Arcadia Missa’s How To Sleep Faster, Auto Italia, ICA, Tate Britain, Embassy Gallery, Wasafiri, CCA Annex, Camden Arts Centre, Frieze. She was artist in residence at Porthmeor Studios, and Gasworks. She is  currently working on commissions for VISUAL Carlow, FACT Liverpool. She also teaches at Falmouth University.