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Since 2017, Derat developed a singular use of silicone rubber, at the crossroads of printmaking and mould making; leading to a production of works ranging from small pieces to large scale modular installations presenting themselves as non-linear research maps, offering no simple narrative but a multitude of non-hierarchical entry points.
Key works included in I’m verses (2020) - Derat’s third solo show at Super Dakota - iii (Nimrud) and Mute function both as stand-alone works and as part of the immersive in-situ installation shown at the galler ...
"Derat's recent art works speak of an anthropological futurity and a questioning of where are we heading rather than merely where we find ourselves. More than a social or cultural critique, the imbrication of ancient civilisations and their contemporary counterparts impregnates a timelessness into a re-imagining of Egyptian deities, like looking back into a mirror that shows you more of your future than you thought could exist."
Jack Smurthwaite, CASTOR, 2019