Clench (solo exhibition, Lady Beck, Leeds, UK 2018)
Are we moving, or are we being moved?
Are we holding or are we being held?
The exhibition consisted of new works in form of photography, performance and sculpture. Live performance occurred as a collaboration between Emma Bäcklund and Hamish Macpherson. The performance explored restraint, adaption, interdependency and isolation through subtle investigative movement processes wearing a twin sweater made by Emma's mom Tatiana Bjarne.
Accompanying text with the same title was written by Rory Cook
Install photographs by: Sam Hutchinson www.sam-hutchinson.com
Clench explore mimicry and repetition, restraint and discharge in relation to support structures within care systems. Using sculpture, photography and performance, the exhibition investigate the ways in which limitations on bodies produce habitual and automatic gestures. How do systems, structures and other bodies influence the way we move within space? How are cultural, institutional and social problems expressed in physical form?