What Happened Between?

Sophie Chapman+Friends

Above: What Happened Between? sketch book drawing. Sophie Chapman + Kerri Jefferis.

‘Between the secret interior and the public exterior, carrying items to trade’ (Hannah Black)

What Happened Between? (17-12 May 2017) was the culmination of Sophie and I's year-long Graduate residency at Lewisham Arthouse. It was a considered environment and an attempt to bring people together in a space - to acknowledge gaps and overlaps, expose the unseen construction site and prop the supports.


Support is usually ‘derided and discarded by authority and depoliticized by the mechanisms of it’ (Celine Condorelli). This week was dedicated to slowing down, appreciating what has happened, recognise who is around us and have conversations we haven’t yet had.


‘In the spirit of coming together to take ourselves apart’ (Kyla Wazana Tompkins), the week hosted different collective moments from screenings to readings to gigs and gatherings, with the hope that people share knowledge, experiences, references and materials; conceptually and bodily.

It featured a number of friends and colleagues in different capacities. We would like to extend special thanks to members of the Arthouse, Suzanne van Rossenberg, The White Pube (Gabrielle de la Puente and Zarina Muhammad), Chloe Cooper, Phoebe Davies and Nandi Bhebhe. Zuleika Lebow, KINSINSKINS (nee Best Praxis), Scrotum Clamp, Rainham Sheds, Julia Star and NX Panther. As well as all that attended to and were present at the events. 

‘Because they were listening to each other the room felt small’ 

(Chris Kraus)



Hannah Black, Witch-hunt, Tank Magazine, Volume 8, Issue 11, The Gossip Issue, Spring 2017.

Céline Condorelli and Gavin Wade with James Langdon, Support Structures, Sternberg Press, reprint 2014.
Kyla Wazana Tompkins, We Aren’t Here to Learn What We Already Know, Avidly, Los Angeles Review of Books, September 13, 2016.

Chris Kraus, Video Green: Los Angeles Art and the Triumph of Nothingness, Semiotext(e) / Active Agents, MIT. Press, 2004.

Below: Documentation of the exhibition and events hosted at Lewisham Arthouse, 2017. Credit: Kerri Jefferis. 


What Happened Between?


List of works: (Sophie Chapman + Kerri Jefferis, 2017)

1. Wall: Magic Holes and Psychic Threads. Digital collage and prints series.

2. Floor: Plunge. Underlay and handmade cushions. 

3. Library: Golden Girdles. Selected contents and cardboard/wooden supports. 

Golden Girdles inventory:

What Happened Between?