You will be phlebotomised of your utility,
Shorn from within of fleecy tradition until
Assimilation has left hoarfrost on your lips
And ceramic cladding has you cleaved from the earth
Esther Koch, 2023
A group exhibition exploring itself through the medium of poetry. Salford based poet Esther Koch responded to the artworks of Yelena Popova, Catriona Robertson, Madi Acharya-Baskerville and John-Paul Brown through series of newly commissioned poems. Displayed within the exhibition, these texts acted as a means to interpret the show, and explore and build upon the complex and subtle range of ideas the artists deal with in their work, including: environmentalism and sustainability, materiality and the Anthropocene, visual language and symbolism, migration and movement, the ocean and the land, physicality and architecture, and personal relationships to the earth.