WEDNESDAY 14 to THURSDAY 22 APRIL
Limber is a chain of glass beads that will grow in length and shape-shift in form via daily activations by the artist. The sculpture is a durational work that evolves in the vein of a material organism. It’s emergent nature and unstable formation situates Limber in a perpetual state of coming into being.
Limber forms part of an investigation of the symbiotic relationship between artist and artwork, building upon the residency Interbeing at the George Paton Gallery in July 2020. It is an acknowledgement of ‘thing-power’, the idea that all matter possesses the ability to affect and be affected. By ascribing agency to materials, the beads, thread, needle and gallery space are as much implicated in the formation of Limber as the artist’s body and actions.
Emily Simek uses sculpture, digital art and installation to create cell-like organisms in a practice that explores the genesis of material beings and the conditions that sustain ecologies of matter.