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Littoral Zone

Littoral ZoneThis new installation work is a commission from Plymouth Arts Centre and it opens tonight! The exhibition is on until 25th May so do pop in if you’re in the area.

“In thinking about proxemics and repetitive behaviour Speed began this piece of work by visiting the south Devon coastline. Observing beaches as a site of constant change and regeneration, she related this back to human efforts at building and creating territory; forming an idea for a filmed performance at South Milton Sands (also known as Thurlestone Sands).

Now edited, looped and integrated within the installation, multiple projections hint at the attempt, by a locally recruited group of volunteers, to build a temporary suburb. Battered by the wind and fighting with the customised and awkward windbreaks they hammer away in a Keaton-esque fashion to create a space of their own making. Equally impermanent, Speed has designed a structure comprised of a series of dividing walls for the gallery, creating liminal spaces that mirror those we see in the films. These walls never allow the viewer to be inside or outside, but always in-between.”

A massive thank you to Gillespie Yunnie Architects for their sponsorship.


PAC Home talk, Plymouth

Plymouth Arts Centre
Thursday 24 January 2013, 6 – 7.30pm

In her talk for PAC Home Emily Speed will discuss her career so far including the hows and whys around residencies, awards and extending her practice to include art writing. Emily is also willing to have one to one sessions with PAC Home members during her visit to Plymouth. To arrange a one to one please email pachome@plymouthartscentre.org

Free for PAC Home members, £3 for non-members. Book in advance by calling the Plymouth Arts Centre box office 01752 206114.