Ali Noble
Cybele Cox
August 19th, 2016 – September 10th, 2016

Strange Neighbour is pleased to present The Golden Flowerpot: A Psychedelic Temple, an exhibition by Cybele Cox and Ali Noble.

Continuing their collaborative trip as The Golden Flowerpot, Cybele Cox and Ali Noble burst open the female experience in all its elaborate glory with their new installation, The Golden Flower Pot: A Psychedelic Temple. Seeking altered states and consciousness transformation, the artists envision an alchemic reawakening which harks back to the psychedelic movement of the late 1960s.

Ornamental ceramics and sculptural wall pieces create Cox and Noble’s psychedelic temple, giving voice to the current zeitgeist of a world in chaos. One where the esthetics of feminism have found a strong resonance with contemporary culture: a renewed spiritual value in seeking feminine energy, of looking inward and imbuing dreamstates.

Invited into the collaboration is sound artist, Adam Cox, whose pallet of sounds pulse with women’s voices flitting from the high pitched and flirtatious, to long husky whispers. The psychoacoustic experience offers up the modern female stereotype as a sacrifice – fitting for a temple filled with our new deities.

The catalogue essay for The Golden Flowerpot: A Psychedelic Temple is available to download here.

  • Installation view by Domas Rukas

  • Ali Noble, 'Flag for Another Dimension II' 2016, hand dyed quilting fabric, hand sewn felt, glue, dowling rod, 240 cm x 200 cm

  • Cybele Cox, 'Nike Baubo', 2016 hand built ceramic, white majolica glaze, gold lustre 25 x 10 x 8 cm

  • Ali Noble, 'Esoteric Cleric with Cosmic Flagpole', 2016 plywood, felt, paint, dowling 53 x 25 cm, 240 x 5 cm

  • Cybele Cox 'Pink Orb', 2016 hand built ceramic, white majolica glaze, gold lustre, pink glass orb (by Rinato Perez) 53 x 26 x 26 cm

  • Installation view by Domas Rukas