‘Our Aliveness’: Damsel Elysium

Blurred half-length portrait of sound and visual artist Damsel Elysium
© Olivia Brissett

8 March 2024, 19.30-20.00

In Gallery

To celebrate the opening of The Time is Always Now: Artists Reframe the Black Figure, join composer and multi-instrumentalist, Damsel Elysium.

Responding to themes explored in the exhibition, this evening session will celebrate the concept of ‘Blackness’ as a way to foster kinship and community.

Additional activities on the night will include a night-life photography workshop by Eddie Otchere; an in-conversation with artist, Rosa-Johan Uddoh, as well as a screening of her film Black Poirot (2019); and a DJ set in our main hall.

Damsel Elysium is an experimental sound and visual artist. Having previously been hailed as what Vogue describes as “London’s most stylish experimental sound artist” and having featured in the recent FKA Twigs Tiny Desk session, Damsel is an emerging avant garde artist not to be ignored. 

Damsel utilises double bass, violin and original field recordings to explore alternative communication and connections with physical spaces and nature. They have collaborated with Vogue x Gucci, Byredo, Simone Rocha and CDG x Dover Street Market and more.