Sahej Rahal: Mythmachine at BALTIC Gateshead

Maja Lorkowska, Exhibitions Editor
Image: Andrew Curtis

Sahej Rahal: Mythmachine at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Newcastle, Until 3 September 2023, free entry - Visit now

Continuing with the BALTIC’s current leading theme of ‘play’ is Sahej Rahal and his new exhibition Mythmachine.

Using immersive virtual reality, the artist has created a digital playground ruled by chance, chaos and affected by the viewer. The piece responds and transforms when ‘players’ enter the space and is described as a site of experimentation and rehearsal of co-habitation between non-human and organic systems.

Sahej Rahal sculpture
Sahej Rahal, Courtesy of the artist


It may sound a little overwhelming, but the artist is a storyteller – his fictional characters create elaborate myth-like narratives that comment on the forces that shape our reality, rendered in sculptures, performance, paintings, films, installations and digital formats. Alongside the VR playground, visitors will also find 3D-printed sculptures depicting the characters living in the Mythmachine.

Sahej Rahal: Mythmachine at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Newcastle

Until 3 September 2023
Free entry