The Showroom presents the first London solo exhibition by Grace Schwindt, Only a Free Individual Can Create a Free Society. Inspired by the artist’s experiences and encounters growing up in a leftist environment in 1980s and 90s Germany, the show examines the notion of freedom: how it was, and is, understood; and who, if anyone, can really access it.
The exhibition features a newly commissioned film installation, which is projected across a curtained set referencing the constructed landscapes within the film and expanding the cinematic space into the gallery itself. Involving eleven dancers, specially produced sets and props and elaborate costumes this complex production is overlaid with dialogue. Ultimately the viewers are left questioning what freedom really means and whether it can ever truly be achieved within a community.