Sriwhana Spong in Conversation
Ocula, 2018

Sriwhana Spong’s first solo museum exhibition in New Zealand, a hook but no fish, at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery (12 May–22 July 2018) explores a unique language—the Lingua Ignota (Latin for ‘unknown language’)—used by a medieval female German mystic, abbess, composer, and writer Hildegard von Bingen.

In this conversation, Spong speaks to the curator of her New Zealand show, Tendai John Mutambu, about working across film, painting, performance and sculpture to consider the relationship between the body, language and sound, as inspired by the practices of medieval women mystics.

Click here for the link to Ocula.