The time is almost upon us! I will be hosting a private view for my solo show “Beyond the Linear” on 12th December (from 5:30pm until 7:45pm). The event is free to attend and will include a unique musical intervention from live musicians as well as a sound collaboration with Luke Hodgkinson. All are welcome to attend and tickets are available through Eventbrite.
Hope to see you there!
As beings we take comfort from structure and the organisation of ideas. Nowhere is this more evident than in our methods of communication.
Text is the visualisation of language; the simplification of meaning. Superficially ordered to the eye, complexities manifest once we begin to process. What is the context? What is its intention?
“Beyond the Linear” exposes subtleties in our exchanges and probes the nature of communication itself. Exploring the cognitive properties of sight through a series of visual puzzles; Lloyd identifies the shift between looking and reading. Content and form merge to complicate and acknowledge language’s accessibility.
The diverse range of media on offer invites the viewer to explore the connotations of materials and their ability to shape narrative. Lloyd believes matter to be integral to artistic process since it has the capacity to connect with prior experiences. Such triggers are considered when she examines the impact of the contemporary digital landscape and its effect on us as tactile beings.
In an age of marked polarisation and renewed discourse regarding the nature of content and dialogue’s authenticity, Lloyd believes it crucial to investigate the fundamentals of communication. Through this we gain a deeper, more critical insight into how our understanding is shaped and disseminated.
I am thrilled to announce that my work will be included in an upcoming title from Library X “WordPower: Language as Medium” (edited by Sarah Peace). The book will include pieces from established, mid career and emerging artists whose artistic practices and projects are realised primarily with text. It is due to be released late 2018.
Not long until “Beyond the Linear” at Salford Museum and Art Gallery (running from Saturday, 8th December 2018 to Sunday, 28th April 2019). Lots of exciting things planned for my first big solo… I can’t wait to bring it all together! For more information please watch this space, connect with me on social media or visit their site.
Yesterday I took part in the first ever site specific live art performance at Chester Bandstand; a beautiful riverside venue located in The Groves. Beginning at 2pm, the piece was created by responding to the location and the bandstand structure. Was great fun to be a part of their summer programme and the weather was thankfully extremely kind to us (only a little drizzle and gusts of wind to contend with!). It even delivered a rainbow at the culmination of events – a delightful surprise!
A little bit of news… I have been invited to share my work at Threshold Festival 2018. The event is due to take place in the Baltic Triangle, Liverpool from 13th-14th April. Tickets for the music and arts festival are available from Threshold’s site for either day or the weekend. More details coming soon!
A few photos of the event taking place on 13th January at Leaf in Liverpool, featuring a collaboration between Dorothy Bird, Operation Lightfoot (Luke Moore, Alice Kirwan, Emily McDaid, Luke Hodgkinson and Deborah Elizabeth), Jazamin Sinclair and myself.
The video taken at Saul Hay Gallery during the “In Conversation” event is now available online! Featuring (from left to right): Susan Gunn, Rachel Grimshaw, myself, Sara Riccardi, Jane Fairhurst, Tracey Eastham and Diana Terry.
All footage was shot by Michela Riccardi of Art Across.