Hantverk & Found is pleased to present Partial Breaks #1, a new solo exhibition from British artist Emma Gibson. The exhibition will take place at Hut 42, Hantverk & Found’s temporary Whitstable gallery space, as part of the Whitstable Biennale Satellite Programme.
Working in collaboration with classically trained pianist Ciara Haidar, Gibson presents her first foray into an ongoing process: attempting to decipher the family code, penned in secret by her granddad. The project investigates numerical music notation as a possible cryptographic key, alongside a second line of enquiry into genetic memory, in order to explore the overwhelming human urge to discover secrets.
The exhibition runs concurrently with "Shadows", a series of installations by Emma Gibson alongside multi-media artist Conrad Armstrong, at Resort Studios June 10th – 19th 2016.
There will be early evening drinks at the hut from 6-8pm on the 11th June, 2016. This will coincide with the end of Julia Riddiough's walk, which is also part of the Whitstable Biennale Satellite Programme (more details coming soon).
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Emma Gibson (b1980, UK) is a British artist working primarily in installation for the past 10 years. Investigations into how each of us constructs our own reality and the bigger questions about what’s real versus what’s true are constantly moving goal posts in her multimedia work. A broad range of research influences her practice, including science and science fiction as well as literature and culture.
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Are you trying to send me a message? The process of deciphering the family Code, penned in secret by Emma’s granddad Roy till his death in 2007, begins with Partial Breaks #1. Working with musical collaborator and classically trained pianist Ciara Haidar, the project investigates numerical music notation as a possible cryptographic key, alongside a second line of enquiry into genetic memory. Partial Breaks #1 explores the urge to discover secrets, a desire deeply ingrained in human nature; even the least curious mind is roused by the promise of sharing knowledge withheld from others. By coincidence, Emma lives in a building in Margate her father thinks he recalls being taken to as a child by Roy. He was too young to remember why.
The visual exhibition will be accompanied by audio, which can be downloaded from the artist’s website, http://www.egibson.co.uk/.