02/12/2022 - 29/01/2023

Contemporary - Photography

Leah Clements - INSOMNIA

Fri-Sun: 12-6pm

South Kiosk is pleased to present INSOMNIA, a solo exhibition by Leah Clements. INSOMNIA will be Clements’ first exhibition of photographic work, looking into the emotional and psychological effects of insomnia-related sleep phenomena and sleep paralysis, through ambiguous, grainy and in-depth photographs, accompanied by vocalised image descriptions.

INSOMNIA reveals the surreal or paranormal side of being estranged in one’s own home. Body and mind thrown out of time, between hyper-alertness and loss of consciousness. In these images, there are shadows lurking, eerie lights flickering, water, silence... Taken at night when the atmosphere drops and in the blink of an eye, the hinterland is revealed.

Clements’ work often suggests this otherworldly space as a collective alternative to that of the present sick body. In INSOMNIA this will be further explored through integrating creative access adjustments into the artwork, the exhibition-making process and the public programme.


Peckham DG1, Bussey Building, 133 Rye Ln, SE15 3SN