Unfolding ShrinesWelcome to the Unfolding Shrines subsite. Use the menu bar at the top of this page to navigate the exhibition. You’ve been surrounded by the same four walls for some time now. Outside, the structures of society are shaking. Shape Arts invites you to explore the captivating worlds of four artists; rooms of cartoon strangeness, tender tribute, and unfolding shrines. Allow these augmented realities to seep into your own as the walls around you expand. Contains flashing lights, vivid colours, and sound effects. Unfolding Shrines is part of the Adam Reynolds Award programme, Shape Arts’ flagship award established in 2008 in memory of the life and work of sculptor Adam Reynolds. It is designed to support a mid-career disabled artist or artists through funding and exhibition opportunities. Jason Wilsher-Mills was the recipient of the ARA in 2020 and it is largely due to his ongoing collaboration with Hot Knife Digital Media that this group show was possible. This exhibition features the work of artists Jason Wilsher-Mills, Sophie Helf, Rebekah Ubuntu, and Uma Breakdown, developed and designed in collaboration with Hot Knife Digital Media. The Shape Arts team are: Jeff Rowlings, Elinor Hayes, and Jane Sammut, the visual identity was designed by Mina Owen, and the access providers and creators: Ian Rattray, Hugh O’Donnell and Nikki Champagnie Harris. With thanks to Arts Council England, Garfield Weston Foundation, Cultural Recovery Funds, and schuh for making this exhibition possible. Supported through the Mayor of London’s Culture at Risk Business Support Fund and the Creative Land Trust, we also thank the National Lottery Community Fund for their emergency COVID-19 Coronavirus Community Support Fund grant, supporting Shape artists under COVID-19 lockdown. The works in this show are products of the continued innovation and dedication of artists working through lockdown. Download the app now! The app is available on iOS and Android (Android Nougat 7 and above). If you are unable to download it, you can watch the full film here. Share your feedback on the exhibition Home About the exhibition Artist Profiles Experience the show online BSL Audiobook How to use the app Acknowledgements Donate Rebekah Ubuntu Rebekah Ubuntu is a multidisciplinary sound artist and university lecturer. Their practice explores speculative fiction through electronic music, sound art, voice, performance, installation, text, songwriting and the moving image. Tate Modern commissioned Rebekah to create Despair, Hope and Healing: Three Movements for Climate Justice, an audiovisual performance exploring climate justice in response to the Olafur Eliasson exhibit. In tandem with this performance, Tate Modern’s Uniqlo Lates invited them to discuss the influence of Afrofuturism in their work. Shape Arts have since selected Despair, Hope and Healing for exhibition in ground-breaking augmented reality app Unfolding Shrines. Rebekah’s work has been selected for showcase by BBC Radio 1, Tate Britain and Tate Modern, Adam Mickiewicz Institute (Poland), Diametre Gallery (Paris), New Art Exchange (Nottingham), FACT (Liverpool) and London’s Serpentine Galleries among others. Rebekah is a Jerwood Arts Bursary recipient (2021), Womxn of Colour Art Award finalist (2021) and Adam Reynolds Award finalist (2021). For the Unfolding Shrines exhibition, Rebekah collaborated closely with their longtime creative partner Jaime Peschiera. Jaime Peschiera is a Latinx artist and senior lecturer in audiovisual media. Their current art practice explores autoethnography, critical race theory and socio-environmental justice.