Companion to a Fall is a sculptural installation by artist Kira Freije. The exhibition has been made whilst thinking about complicity and culpability. How we choose which thoughts to embody or enact, and the moralistic mechanisms that inhibit or propel us. EXHIBITION // 23 Nov – 15 Dec 2018.

A ring exists around our movements, our being and our thinking. The ring is of our own making, its gape can widen or shrink.
What or who gives us this energy?
I think about leadership.
How cruelty and compassion come from the same face, the same smile, the same continuous thought.


Kira Freije (London, UK, 1985) lives and works in London. She holds a BFA from the Ruskin School of Fine Art, University of Oxford and a Post Graduate Diploma in Fine Art from the Royal Academy Schools, London. Selected exhibitions include: Go, Soft Opening, London; Flipside, Fold Gallery, London; The Violence of an Imagined Dusk, Mackintosh Lane, London (solo); The Sleeping Procession, Cass Sculpture Foundation, Chichester, UK; The Dark Away, Recent Activity, Birmingham, UK (solo); Walled Gardens in an Insane Eden, Sara Zanin Gallery, Rome, Italy; God’s Finger, Kinman Gallery, London, UK; Our Tongues Are The Replaceable Filaments, Occidental Temporary, Paris, France (solo presentation curated by Stella Bottai); A Rose Without a ‘why’. It blooms because it blooms. Carl Freedman Gallery, London, UK; A Rapid Succession of Noises that You Confuse for Danger, Royal Academy Schools Show, Royal Academy, London, UK.

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