SNAP, CRACKLE, POP
FROM 1 JUNE 2019
‘Snap, crackle, pop’ is an installation that explores the artists turbulent relationship with her own practice, and the guilt that comes with being a creator of ‘purposeless’ objects. Doomed to outlive their maker, these materials were intended for use, and now have been warped into impractical creations, obsessively remade, meanings constantly in flux, living in an anxious state of in-between, something, and ‘thing.’
Molisso uses personal clothing, scaffolding, floor boards from her family home and bedding among the many materials to probe at the inherent quality of things. Subjectivity, and how easily it can be added or erased, is explored when these materials meet one another. The sculptures become a self-portrait, a burden, and junk.
Sporadically through the weeks, the sculptures will snap and tumble, pushed around the confines of the gallery. On the opening night, viewers are encouraged to wreak violence on a collection of small, cement rubber ducks. Tension imbedded in the work is sought to be ruptured, turning the gallery into a place of play and destruction.
Marylyn Molisso graduated MA Fine Art at Central Saint Martins, London, 2018. She studied BA Art at the University of Reading 2012-2016. She is a current recipient of the Helen Scott Lidgett Award 2018/19, part of the Acme Graduate Programme. ‘Snap, crackle, pop’ is Molisso’s first solo show in London. She has exhibited internationally in the Czech Republic, China and Hungary. Exhibitions in the UK include the Tate Exchange, Kings College London, The Horse Hospital, Harrow Arts Centre and Stour Space. Molisso will be exhibiting at Peer Gallery, as part of the Acme Graduate Award, this September.
I Forget Why I Live To Remember: an exhibition of photographs and moving image.
Unlike the images typically circulated on social media by the digital pilgrims of our age, the location of the artist’s whereabouts is never disclosed in his documentary photographs in this series taken during the artist’s hitchhiking trip a few years ago,. He does not preserve the place he visited, instead, he documents his trace in the places he travels to, from Dover to Furtwangen to Krk; by capturing his thumb, the artist makes an allusion to a well known amateur error – the trope of a bad photographer. Only, in these photographs the thumbprints loom large and deliberate, with his blood just beneath the skin meeting the camera lens, as though the point of the journey throughout was not covering mileage, not seeing new places, but to travel deeper and intimately into the self. Which is, after all, what we do as travelling pilgrims of cultural enlightenment, these days. Is there a certain blindness afforded by the will to get enlightened (think Eat, Pray, Love and its misinformed Western gaze) which these photographs also allude to?
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