i n m a t e

Posted on Jan 11, 2023

i n m a t e
an exhibition of new performance by
Hattie Godfrey


i n m a t e  is the performative culmination of a two-year project working with individuals living with chronic /& long-term health conditions. Conversations, photographs, notations, drawings and audio recordings were collated, analysed and transformed into a single durational enactment that presents a collective narrative and understanding of chronic illness. In this performative installation, pyjamaed bodies drift across a pale landscape, sometimes in silence, sometimes during blaring melody and sometimes, wearing a large polar bear head. They fold, they leak, they find, they connect, they melt, they bury and eventually, they fail. The result is an exhaustive prayer, repetitive and unending. With Mark Cousins, Jack Elmore, Amanda Fawn Rankin, Sam Finnegan, Tommy Love, Lauren Martin, Claire McKervey, Charlie Rydzewski and Niamh Seana Meehan.

about the artist

Hattie Godfrey is an artist and researcher whose work combines performance, installation, drawing, writing and collaborative practices to create works that consider her own and society’s increasingly complicated relationship with concepts of illness, care, and convalescence. Hattie’s work has been seen in galleries and festivals across the UK, including the McManus Art Gallery in Dundee, Belfast International Festival of Performance Art, the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival in Belfast and Vitrine Gallery in London. Hattie was recently selected to make new work in response to the MacLennan Archive at DJCAD, was Bbeyond’s 2020 New Commissions Artist and is a studio holder at Flax Art Studios in Belfast. Hattie studied BA Fine Art at Goldsmiths, University of London, graduating with first class honours in 2018. She later graduated from the MSc in Psychological Science at Queen’s University Belfast in 2020, receiving distinction.

5th – 26th November 2022
Wed/ Thu/ Fri 1-4 pm
Sun 2-5 pm
Platform Arts, Belfast