THE ONLY THING MORE SLIPPERY THAN THE ELBOW​, Auction House, Redruth 2022

A group show by :

Finlay Abbott Ellwood

Simon Bayliss

Olivia Brelsford-Massey

Flo Brooks

Jane Darke

Leila Galloway

Georgia Gendall

Mollie Goldstrom

Andy Harper

Emily Hawes

Rachael Jones

Alice Mahoney

Lizzie Ridout

 

Exhibition : 28 April - 7 May 2022

Participants from the 2019 Cornwall Workshop came back together after the pandemic interrupted several attempts at a reading group. Following on from ideas and conversations that began at the residency, led by artist Andy Holden, they are making work that falls between the eerie suspended seeping state they find themselves in. Process and conversation, hyperobjects and second bodies have informed the work and there is no going back.

The Chace, SPUDWorks, The New Forest, 2022

2B Human, BEAF, 2022

these supple waters (reconfigured for MK Gallery), HD Video, LCD & Raspberry pi, Nylon, Birch Ply, Steel, MK Open, MK Gallery, Milton Keynes, 2020

Referencing the South London Botanical Institute's collections, botanical library & herbarium, GU Womxn produced a short publication which was framed by a research day at SLBI in July 2019. Taking the form of a 'flimsy' (a temporary holding folder for the specimens, made of archival paper material equivalent to a sheet of newsprint), the work is formed of individual and collective memories, thoughts and responses which link our experience at the SLBI with wider discussions around the complex practice of botany, its historical lineage and social impact. Contemplating ideas in relation to knowledge-making & feminist ethics of care, we have considered what we may adopt, question or resist from the herbarium. Echoing the interwoven & interdependent ecologies discussed within the work, the flimsy was distributed amongst Art Licks Weekend venues (DKUK, 4Cose, 1C Enterprise House & The Old Police Station), discreetly installed upon a bespoke structure which references the pressing mechanisms historically used in the herbarium.

GU Womxn (on this occassion Emily Hawes, Sophie Huckfield, Laura Onions, Larissa Shaw)

Small acts of care

Art Licks Festival 2019

Thanks to: Joseph Warin (graphic design), Fred Holdsworth (CNC design)

Oct-Nov 2019

She Makes Music for the Age of Machines presents artworks which explore alternative ways of making, organising and experiencing sound. The exhibition features new and existing work by collaborative duo Nathan Bissette and Mateus Domingos, Natasha Brzezicki, Paul Gittins and Emily Hawes.

“You take a sound, any sound, record it and then change its nature by a multiplicity of operations - you produce a vast and subtle symphony. It’s a sort of modern magic. Some musicians believe it may become an art form in its own right.”

Daphne Oram, 1957

Group show with Nathan Bisette  Mateus Domingos  Natasha Brzezicki  Paul Gittins  Emily Hawes

Tulpenmanie references the first documented financial bubble known as 'Tulip Mania' in the 17th Century in the Netherlands. Through symbolism and fragmented references, the work hints the idea that hyper-capitalism & contemporary labour practices induce specific emotional & psychological states, such as panic & exhaustion.

Sceened at OUTPOST Open Film 2019

Liquid Assets blends pool-infused ceramics, socially conscious sonic research and non-slip textures that permeate skin. Made in collaboration with Sophia Simensky, 2016. Event as part of Art Licks Weekend 2016.

 

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