Sonia has collaborated Quarantine on many projects as, writer, performer, co-creator including their award-winning Susan & Darren and Wallflower. She also wrote Jeremy Deller’s MIF17 opening event, What is the City, but the People? Although she has been doing this art shbizzle for over 20 years she is just coming to the fore as an artist in her own right.
What do we want?!… Is a poster exhibition of people’s desires for a proximate Utopia, made in Newcastle with Lisa Mattocks. Recently Jo Fong and Sonia have devised Neither Here Nor There another piece that cannot happen without the audience. it delves into the heart of people’s everyday life, where they live, what makes them cross, what can they do and in the end what really matters. It is a series of questions and conversations between the audience.
These two works and IAFR mark out new territories Sonia is interested in – addressing the complexity of big ideas but close up with the direct integral intervention of an audience.
‘I want to make work with a disarmingly simple premise, which throws light on the intricacies of both our everyday lives and global affairs.