My Immortal is Tarek Lakhrissi's first solo exhibition in a UK institution.
This new commission consists of existing and new work comprising film, sculpture and text presented as an installation across the gallery spaces. Rooted in poetry, Lakhrissi’s practice seeks to challenge contemporary constructs of language and narratives around minoritised communities.
Taking the 2003 song My Immortal by American pop group Evanescence as its title, the exhibition reflects upon the notion of community, particularly a queer community which it considers as a complex, fragile and ephemeral entity. English poet John Milton’s 17th-century poem Paradise Lost serves as an illustration of the tension played out in the exhibition between powerful emotions of love and fear.
Tarek Lakhrissi is shortlisted for the 22nd Fondation Pernod Ricard Prize (2020-2021).