A moving image commission by Danielle Dean inspired by Quartermass II, a horror B-movie from 1957, set in her hometown of Hemel Hempstead, where an oozing mass of black fluid takes over the town and infiltrates the workers’ minds.
Danielle Dean is an artist based in Los Angeles. Dean received her MFA from the California Institute of the Arts and her BFA from Central St Martins in London. She is also an alumna of the Whitney Independent Study Program. She has recently produced Amazon (Proxy), a performance for Performa New York, (2021), Amazon, a new commission and solo exhibition at Tate Britain, London, as part of the Art Now series (2022). Other solo shows include: Long Low Line, Time Square Arts, New York (2023); Bazar at the ICA San Diego (2023); and True Red Ruin at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (2018). Dean participated in the 2022 Whitney Biennale in New York. Other group exhibitions include: This is Land, Contemporary Austin (2023); Freedom of Movement, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2018); The Centre Cannot Hold, Lafayette Anticipations, Paris (2018); and Made in L.A., The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2014).
Partners and Supporters
Commissioned by Spike Island and Mercer Union, Toronto, and produced by LONO studio, with additional support from 47 Canal, New York.