Metamorph installation exhibited as part of Goldsmiths CCA exhibition ‘Unruly Bodies’ 2023.

Metamorph is a long term collaboration between Verity Coward, Clémentine Bedos, Assia Ghendir and Holly Hunter.
Working with costume, sound, movement performance and 16mm, Metamorph revisited the myth of Daphne through a transcultural and multi-species lens. It used queer methodologies and storytelling to shift the narrative around Daphne in their becoming-tree. The film took inspiration from folk-horror genres and challenged notions that Daphne’s metamorphosis was a loss of self.

The project was funded by the Arts Council and included public facing events at Jupiter Woods (London), Well Projects (Margate), Mahler and LeWitt studios (Spoleto, Italy), Red Eye Screening (The Bomb Factory), Multi Species Research Group (Margate), VSSL studios (London), London Bronze Editions (London).

Metamorph 16mm film stills

Metamorph 2021-2022
16mm film still, test shoot.

Daphne’s Costume, 2021
Bark-cast latex, fabric.