KARST x KIND: SPY-nul by Anna Boland

25 Mar - 15 Apr 2023


SPY-nul is an exhibition at Studio KIND. by KARST studio holder Anna Boland. The exhibition combines large-scale sculptures and projected media to create an immersive environment exploring the internal world. Bringing together research on biological forms, the air we breathe and Plato’s writing on the structure of elements, Anna embraces a fascination with the things we cannot see.

Anna Boland is an interdisciplinary artist based in the South West. Drawing on dystopian fiction, notions of invisible environments and worlds, and post-pandemic existence, her current work uses everyday air packaging as a material to create large-scale sculptural works.

During the pandemic Anna began to collect air packaging. She became fascinated by the properties of this everyday material; where this sealed air might have come from; was it clean air, COVID air? The nature of the sealed packaging brought up ideas of confinement and our own bubbles, what we breathe into our bodies, and what happens to this air. To find out more about Anna’s work, click here.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a pop-up light art event in Barnstaple on the evening of Thursday 30 March, funded by the North Devon District Council as part of their Sparks funding programme.

The private view at Studio KIND. will be on Friday 24 March (5.30pm – 7.30pm) and the exhibition will be on view until Saturday 15 April (Wed-Sat, 12.30pm-5.30pm). Click here to find out more.

KARST x KIND is an ongoing collaboration linking artists and organisations in North and South Devon. SPY-nul is the second annual exhibition at Studio KIND. by a KARST studio holder, following Katy Richardson’s exhibition A Cake of Painted Tin in November 2021.