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Sahej Rahal


24 September 2022 – 12 March 2023

Mythmachine is part of Baltic's ongoing exhibition strand that explores play. It includes a new body of work conceived as an immersive virtual playground that responds to chaos, luck and chance.

Sahej Rahal is primarily a storyteller. He weaves together fact and fiction to create counter-mythologies that question narratives shaping the present. His myth-world takes the shape of sculptures, performances, films, paintings, installations, and AI programmes. He draws from various sources ranging from legends to science fiction, creating scenarios where beings emerge from the cracks in our civilisation.

Mythmachine comes from the future and will transform and expand in response to players. It is a site for the rehearsal of cohabitation between human and non-human systems through speech, song and rhythm.

About the Artist

Rahal’s participation in group and solo exhibitions includes the recent Gwangju Biennale, the Liverpool Biennial, the Kochi Biennale, the Vancouver Biennale, MACRO Museum Rome, Kadist SF, ACCA Melbourne, CCA Glasgow. He is the recipient of the Cove Park/Henry Moore Fellowship, Akademie Schloss Solitude Fellowship, the Sher-Gil Sundaram Arts Foundation Installation Art Grant, the Digital Earth Fellowship, and the first Human-Machine Fellowship organized by Junge Akademie ADK. His exhibition Ancestors is currently on view at the JNAF gallery in the CSMVS Museum in Mumbai.


Please note: The sculptures in this space, which you can interact with, have high magnetic fields. Pacemakers and other similar implanted devices may be affected.

We are committed to making our exhibitions as accessible and inclusive as possible. Below are resources and alternative ways to explore Sahej Rahal: Mythmachine. You can find out more about accessibility at Baltic here.

If you need any help while visiting the exhibition, please talk to one of our friendly and knowledgeable Crew team. They will be present in the exhibition room near the entrance.

Visual Story

Find out what to expect when visiting Mythmachine with this Visual Story guide - a guide with words and pictures. It is sometimes called a Social Narrative.


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