Sop: 'Den 3' support material

  • Sop
  • Archives and manuscripts

About this work


Documentation relating to 'Den 3' by artist Sop, commissioned by Wellcome Collection to respond to the UK government's "Stay at Home, Protect the NHS, Save Lives" campaign.

4 drawings of the Portable Den, a sculptural assemblage

1 sample of leaves, with hand-drawn sigils and hand-knotted net as used in the construction of the Portable Den

51 digital photographs of the Portable Den during installation for the 'Rooted Beings' exhibition at Wellcome Collection, February 2022

5 audio recordings used to create the 'Your den' audio recording for an event held online by Wellcome Collection, March 2021



Physical description

6 digital items, 4 drawings, and 1 sample


Biographical note

"Artist Sop explores alternative strategies for self-care during the Covid-19 pandemic through a series of meditative sound works. As someone in the "clinically extremely vulnerable" category, Sop was forced to shield during the pandemic. They narrate the process of building a secret den in a cemetery at the edges of a wood near where they live. The den provides a space for respite, deeply connected to nature: a structure of protection and safety in which to take shelter." - From Wellcome Collection's website

Copyright note

In Copyright.
Sop. All rights reserved.
Audio recordings: Irene Revell, Sarah Porter, Ollie Simpson, Zuleika Lebow, Camille Francis Lerner. All Rights Reserved.

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Accession number

  • 2659