HAND TO YOUR EAR, PART 1 (presence/surplus)

Alvaro Barrington, Nikita Gale, Jasper Marsalis, Alison O’Daniel, Malick Sidibé, Dominique White

Curated by Gabriella Nugent

19 November 2021  –  22 January 2022

1 Holywell Lane, London EC2A 3ET

Emalin is pleased to announce a two-part group exhibition entitled Hand to your ear curated by Gabriella Nugent. Moving beyond conceptions of sound as a sensory quality, Hand to your ear treats sound as a haptic and corporeal experience. Part 1 (presence/surplus) explores the connections created by sound between people and across geographies. In doing so, it examines sound as a strategy of contact, of being seen and heard by others. If sound entails an experience of visibility, Part 2 (noise/silence), opening February 2022, will consider its inverse: silence and opacity.

 

Gabriella Nugent is an art historian and curator based in London. She is currently a Research Continuity Fellow (2021) at the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art. From 2022–2025, she will hold a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship in the Department of Art History and World Art Studies at the University of East Anglia. Nugent is the author of Colonial Legacies: Contemporary Lens-Based Art and the Democratic Republic of Congo (2021). She holds a PhD in History of Art from University College London.

Installation view, Hand to your ear, Part 1 (presence/surplus), Emalin, London, 19 November 2021 - 22 Janaury 2022
Installation view, Hand to your ear, Part 1 (presence/surplus), Emalin, London, 19 November 2021 - 22 Janaury 2022
Installation view, Hand to your ear, Part 1 (presence/surplus), Emalin, London, 19 November 2021 - 22 Janaury 2022
Malick Sidibé, Couples de danseurs, c. 1960-1970, silver gelatin print, 11.5 x 7.5 cm (4 1/2 x 3 inches), 29.5 x 25 x 3.5 cm (11 5/8 x 9 7/8 x 1 3/8 inches) (framed)
Installation view, Hand to your ear, Part 1 (presence/surplus), Emalin, London, 19 November 2021 - 22 Janaury 2022
Nikita Gale, LOCKED LUNGS, 2021, clear acrylic 4” locked groove record, WiMi EC008B record player, speakers, amp, acrylic shelf, 30.5 x 25.5 x 15 cm (12 x 10 x 6 inches)
Dominique White, Flagged Out I, 2020, sisal, kaolin, clay, raffia, wood, iron, sail, cowrie shells, 196 x 80 x 20 cm (77 1/8 x 31 1/2 x 7 7/8 inches)
Dominique White, Flagged Out I, 2020 (detail)
Dominique White, Flagged Out I, 2020 (detail)
Installation view, Hand to your ear, Part 1 (presence/surplus), Emalin, London, 19 November 2021 - 22 Janaury 2022
Alvaro Barrington, Splash em, 2021, acrylic and oil on burlap in wooden artist's frame, steelpans, galvanised metal garbage lid, 236 x 167 x 22 cm (92 7/8 x 65 3/4 x 8 5/8 in)
Alvaro Barrington, Splash em, 2021 (detail)
Alvaro Barrington, Splash em, 2021 (detail)
Installation view, Hand to your ear, Part 1 (presence/surplus), Emalin, London, 19 November 2021 - 22 Janaury 2022
Jasper Marsalis, Event 7, 2021, oil and solder on canvas, in three parts, each: 25.4x20.3x4cm (10x8x15/8 inches)
Jasper Marsalis, Event 12, 2021 (detail)
Jasper Marsalis, Event 12, 2021 (detail), 25.4 x 20.3 x 16 cm (10 x 8 x 6 1/4 inches)
Jasper Marsalis, Event 12, 2021 (detail), 33 x 21.6 x 27.9 cm (13 x 8 1/2 x 11 inches)
Installation view, Hand to your ear, Part 1 (presence/surplus), Emalin, London, 19 November 2021 - 22 Janaury 2022
Jasper Marsalis, L.F.W., 2021, bowling ball, rock, in two parts: bowling ball: 22.9 x 22.9 x 22.9 cm (9 x 9 x 9 inches), rock: 27.9 x 20.3 x 22.9 cm (11 x 8 x 9 inches)
Installation view, Hand to your ear, Part 1 (presence/surplus), Emalin, London, 19 November 2021 - 22 Janaury 2022
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