Emma Bäcklund

Emma Bäcklund

05.10. - 08.10.2017

Preview Thursday 05.10.2017 8:30-11pm

 

 

A Corner With is proud to present new work by Emma Bäcklund.

 

Bäcklund’s work surround the continuous fascination in parallels and relations between cognitive and physical experience as well as control structures opposed to complete discharge of boundary. 

 

When learning a new movement or language, repeated actions are performed until this gesture becomes automatic. The tongue, a strong muscle alike a hand, both internal and external. Our tool for utterance allow expression to sip through between our teethes. An organ erotically charged.

 

Bäcklund is interested in how cultural, religious and architectural structures embody the physical body and play on the idea of conservatism and eroticism belonging in the same space. Gestures of religious healing rituals knead and steer with entangled hands. Loose hair is filled within walls to occasionally become exposed. The rambling tongue speaks someone else’s language and lends its physical form, moving and being moved by something else. A maze offer choices of path and direction, while a unicursal labyrinth has only a single path to the centre. 

 

The ongoing idea of the muscle as a mind question familiar and yet unknown movements to the body. What happens when detaching oneself from form and expectation and in what context is that expected? The habitual structure of the lived body is that which connects us to the world and language is bodily anchored, but can other movements occur by the very act of belief? Structural systems of language are reversed and questioned.

 

Paradoxes of engagement and distance coexist within the same field and one seem to linger in a slippery slippage between letting go of one to enter the other. To disengage self from image, one continue in the search for tunnels where emotions can channel and find oneself yet again returning to the image, held.

 

Emma Bäcklund is a Swedish artist based in London. Her work concern interests in restraint related to the body and cultural structures. Ideas of obstruction aim to question how forms and bodies adapt to change, environment and ideals. Working in a process of re-contextualising objects or bodies they become detached from initial milieu to become dysfunctional because of this shift. With a background in dance, interests in the body and spatiality continue to influence her ideas with focus on balance and distribution of weight. The physical relationship to images are essential in her process of making and the photograph as a performative document explore elements of gesture. There are slippages between image, object and subject.

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Installation view

A Corner With Emma Bäcklund

05.10. - 08.10.2017

 

Speaking Tongue

2017

Drawing

 

Sloppy Tails (Grow from Walls)

2017

Synthetic hair and plastic pipe

15 x 40 cm

 

All Pruned Maze (From the Paradise of Pleasure)

2017

 

Muted Night in Gale

2017

Hahnemuhle gloss, digital fiber based paper

140 x 111 cm

acornerwith_ 2.jpg

Installation view

A Corner With Emma Bäcklund

05.10. - 08.10.2017

 

Speaking Tongue

2017

Drawing

 

Sloppy Tails (Grow from Walls)

2017

Synthetic hair and plastic pipe

15 x 40cm

 

All Pruned Maze (From the Paradise of Pleasure)

2017

 

Muted Night in Gale

2017

Hahnemuhle gloss, digital fiber based paper

140 x 111 cm

acornerwith_ 3.jpg

Installation view

A Corner With Emma Bäcklund

05.10. - 08.10.2017

 

Speaking Tongue

2017

Drawing

acornerwith_ 4.jpg

Installation view

A Corner With Emma Bäcklund

05.10. - 08.10.2017

 

Speaking Tongue

2017

Drawing

acornerwith_ 5.jpg

Installation view

A Corner With Emma Bäcklund

05.10. - 08.10.2017

 

Muted Night in Gale

2017

Hahnemuhle gloss, digital fiber based paper

140 x 111 cm

acornerwith_ 6.jpg

Installation view

A Corner With Emma Bäcklund

05.10. - 08.10.2017

 

Speaking Tongue

2017

Drawing

 

Sloppy Tails (Grow from Walls)

2017

Synthetic hair and plastic pipe

15 x 40cm

 

All Pruned Maze (From the Paradise of Pleasure)

2017

 

Muted Night in Gale

2017

Hahnemuhle gloss, digital fiber based paper

140 x 111 cm

acornerwith_ 7.jpg

Installation view

A Corner With Emma Bäcklund

05.10. - 08.10.2017

 

From the series Knead 

All Untitled

2017

Printed on vinyl

42 x 30 cm

 

All Pruned Maze (From the Paradise of Pleasure)

2017

 

Glōssais Lalein, 2017

Projection

 

Sloppy Tails (Grow from Walls)

10 x 30 cm

Synthetic hair and plastic pipe

acornerwith_ 8.jpg

Installation view

A Corner With Emma Bäcklund

05.10. - 08.10.2017

 

From the series Knead 

Untitled

2017

Printed on vinyl

42 x 30 cm

 

Glōssais Lalein, 2017

Projection

acornerwith_ 9.jpg

Installation view

A Corner With Emma Bäcklund

05.10. - 08.10.2017

 

From the series Knead 

All Untitled

2017

Printed on vinyl

42 x 30 cm

 

All Pruned Maze (From the Paradise of Pleasure)

2017

 

Glōssais Lalein, 2017

Projection

acornerwith_ 10.jpg

Installation view

A Corner With Emma Bäcklund

05.10. - 08.10.2017

 

Sloppy Tails (Grow from Walls)

2017

Synthetic hair and plastic pipe

15 x 40 cm

 

Muted Night in Gale

2017

Hahnemuhle gloss, digital fiber based paper

140 x 111 cm

 

All Pruned Maze (From the Paradise of Pleasure)

2017

 

From the series Knead 

All Untitled

2017

Printed on vinyl

42 x 30 cm

acornerwith_ 11.jpg

Installation view

A Corner With Emma Bäcklund

05.10. - 08.10.2017

 

From the series Knead 

All Untitled

2017

Printed on vinyl

42 x 30 cm

 

All Pruned Maze (From the Paradise of Pleasure)

2017

acornerwith_ 12.jpg

Installation view

A Corner With Emma Bäcklund

05.10. - 08.10.2017

 

From the series Knead 

All Untitled

2017

Printed on vinyl

42 x 30 cm

acornerwith_ 13.jpg

Installation view

A Corner With Emma Bäcklund

05.10. - 08.10.2017

 

Sloppy Tails (Grow from Walls)

2017

Synthetic hair and plastic pipe

10 x 30 cm

 

acornerwith_ 14.jpg

Installation view

A Corner With Emma Bäcklund

05.10. - 08.10.2017

 

Sloppy Tails (Grow from Walls)

2017

10 x 30cm

Synthetic hair and plastic pipe

acornerwith_ 15.jpg

Installation view

A Corner With Emma Bäcklund

05.10. - 08.10.2017

 

From the series Knead 

All Untitled

2017

Printed on vinyl

42 x 30 cm

 

Glōssais Lalein

2017

Projection

 

Sloppy Tails (Grow from Walls)

2017

Synthetic hair and plastic pipe

10 x 30 cm

 

All Pruned Maze (From the Paradise of Pleasure)

2017

 

Speaking Tongue

2017

Drawing

acornerwith_.jpg

Installation view

A Corner With Emma Bäcklund

05.10. - 08.10.2017

 

Speaking Tongue

2017

Drawing

 

Sloppy Tails (Grow from Walls)

2017

Synthetic hair and plastic pipe

15 x 40 cm

 

Muted Night in Gale

2017

Hahnemuhle gloss, digital fiber based paper

140 x 111 cm

 

All Pruned Maze (From the Paradise of Pleasure)

2017

 

From the series Knead 

All Untitled

2017

Printed on vinyl

42 x 30 cm

 

 

 

 

 

All Installation view images by Corey Bartle-Sanderson