02/06/2023 - 23/09/2023

Contemporary - Multidisciplinary

Nour Mobarak - Gods’ Facsimiles

Tue-Sat: 11-6pm
Closed 12-28.08

"The works in this exhibition1 originated in a reinterpretation of the first opera, Jacopo Peri and Ottavio Rinuccini’s La Dafne. In 1598, Peri and Rinuccini asked the question what if speech were to become music? Language–– assembled in our embodied minds, fixed in our larynx, emitted from our mouths, resonating in our chests, our backs, our sinuses—made story into song. If opera in the West is born in this gesture, it is significant that they chose the myth of Dafne from Ovid’s Metamorphoses to serve as its central figure."


Mayfair 12a Bourdon St, W1K 3PG