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Paul Maheke, 'What Flows Through and Across' (2017). Installation view. Courtesy the artist + Assembly Point, London.
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Paul Maheke, 'What Flows Through and Across' (2017). Installation view. Courtesy the artist + Assembly Point, London.
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Paul Maheke, 'About The Seas that Have Gestated Us' in What Flows Through and Across (2017). Installation view. Courtesy the artist + Assembly Point, London.
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Paul Maheke, 'We the Marshes ' in 'What Flows Through and Across' (2017). Installation view. Courtesy the artist + Assembly Point, London.
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Paul Maheke, 'What Flows Through and Across' (2017). Installation view. Courtesy the artist + Assembly Point, London.
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Paul Maheke, 'Leakage' in 'What Flows Through and Across' (2017). Installation view. Courtesy the artist + Assembly Point, London.
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Paul Maheke, 'What Flows Through and Across' (2017). Performance documentation. Courtesy the artist + Assembly Point, London.
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Paul Maheke, 'What Flows Through and Across' (2017). Performance documentation. Courtesy the artist + Assembly Point, London.
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Paul Maheke, 'What Flows Through and Across' (2017). Performance documentation. Courtesy the artist + Assembly Point, London.
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Paul Maheke, 'What Flows Through and Across' (2017). Performance documentation. Courtesy the artist + Assembly Point, London.
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Paul Maheke, 'What Flows Through and Across' (2017). Performance documentation. Courtesy the artist + Assembly Point, London.
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Paul Maheke, 'What Flows Through and Across' (2017). Performance documentation. Courtesy the artist + Assembly Point, London.
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Paul Maheke, 'What Flows Through and Across' (2017). Installation view. Courtesy the artist + Assembly Point, London.

Fluid pathways: documenting Paul Maheke’s What Flows Through and Across at Assembly Point

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Paul Maheke‘s solo exhibition What Flows Through and Across at London’s Assembly Point opened January 18 and is running until February 25.

The exhibition is one of three that form a larger, international project called Becoming a Body of Water or How to Unlearn Resistance as Opposition that will also take place in Berlin (‘In Me Everything is Already Flowing’ at Center, 15 December to February 12, 2017) and Paris (‘Acqua Alta’ at Sultana Gallery, April to May, 2017). 

What Flows Through and Across, meanwhile, includes an installation of film-based and sculptural works, as well as a choreographed performance called ‘Fleuves’ on February 16 that includes the soundtrack ‘Water Has Other Logics’ (2017) by sound artist Sophie Mallett. The evening also hosts an in-conversation between the artist and Isabella Maidment.

The premise of Maheke’s work “grounds itself in an artistic exploration of queer blackness within which dance and music-making have become coping mechanisms and the queer black body operates similarly to its main constituent: water — as an archive using its fluids as pathways to knowledge and information.”**

Paul Maheke’s What Flows Through and Across solo exhibition is on at London’s Assembly Point, running January 18 to February 25, 2017.