Dian Joy is a British-Nigerian artist who investigates various strategies of emancipation and exaltation. Her installations, sculptures, sounds and fibres represent itineraries which are void of illusions of freedom and neutrality but much rather demonstrate the emotional reality experienced by an individual within institutional frameworks. While conceptually rooted in the practices of the Amsterdam School of Cultural Analysis, Joy remains deeply grounded in the physicality which the experience of the subaltern is bound to. The processual within her work involves, resists and engages the viewer in a politics of debasement which gestures towards a sublime notion of liberation. Never indebted to a darkening horizon, the artist faces the potential between personal experiences, objective realities and community building as a way of doing intersectionality within her work.