Dress Chair
Dress Chair

35mm analogue photograph of film still from 'Proxy'

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Five views
Five views

pencil on heritage paper, drawing of five views of north Cornwall coast, made in situ as part of an ongoing conversation with a painter

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Yellow pink
Yellow pink

35mm analogue photograph of site specific embroidered flower on the north Cornwall coast, made in contemplation of loss and renewal

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Dress Chair
Dress Chair

35mm analogue photograph of film still from 'Proxy'

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Emma Hambly

Situated interactions - investigations into material and physical understanding 

 

In a different century, and in response to different times, Hannah Arendt wrote that comprehension means “examining and bearing consciously the burden which our century has placed on us – neither denying its existence nor submitting meekly to its weight. Comprehension, in short, means the unpremeditated, attentive facing up to, and resisting of, reality – whatever it may be.” (Hannah Arendt, 1949) 

 

Akin to others, I find that nature is good to think with, with its liturgical possibilities. The tangle of materialised figurations and entangled others. Rooting myself at a table and amidst wildness in an effort to understand and materialise potentials of interference; refractions. Diffraction, crystallisation. Endeavouring to assuage internal politically effected impotence and apathy at the degradations of democracy, a cast of shills, the divergence of inequalities, erosions of trust. Resistance; refusal. 

 

Sadness at loss and grief, at (lost) opportunities and (wasted) endeavours, at lost hope; the shrillness of hope. 

 

Attentive situated interactions / proximity / somatic refigurations 

 

I seek 

To be attentive 

Seeking sustenance in that endeavour. Nutrience 

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