A collaborative project between artists Ali Eisa and Sebastian Lloyd Rees, Lloyd Corporation bring a major new work to Brighton CCA this month. Titled Today’s gift is tomorrow’s commodity. Yesterday’s commodity is tomorrow’s found art object. Today’s art object is tomorrow’s junk. And yesterday’s junk is tomorrow’s heirloom, the exhibition reflects on how choices made as individuals affect us as a collective.
It follows a year of supported research with Brighton CCA for the artists. The commission triggers important discussions about the implications of global trade practices at both a macro and micro level. Accompanying the free exhibition will be a series of talks, screenings and live events hosted in person and online including interviews with the artists and a newly commissioned essay available along with the artists’ research archive in the Studio Dialogues section of the Brighton CCA website.
Lloyd Corporation have shown across the globe, with a practice which utilises sculpture, installation, performance and text, often taking inspiration from informal and local economies. Processes typically involve close dialogue, site-specific research and collection of material culture from which their work takes shape. They attempt to render complex, critical, yet often abstract, socio-economic issues – including globalisation, consumerism and urban development – as visible, sensorial and connected to people’s everyday lives.
Lloyd Corporation come to Brighton CCA on Fri 28 Jan – Sat 2 April 2022