by Iris Colomb

'soaking' stems from the durational performance piece "soak," which was first live-streamed on 6 April 2020 in a London bathtub. Both 'soak' and 'soaking' explore ideas of isolation and stagnation, through material language, repetition, and duration. The project is a poetic response to lockdown in the UK.

Iris Colomb is an artist, poet, curator, editor, and translator based in London. Her practice explores different relationships between visual and spoken forms of text through projects often involving performance, experimental translation and poetic book-objects.


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