The Freud Museum

Exhibitions

10 February 2016 - 10 April 2016

Unravel These Knots
Emma Talbot

Emma Talbot's work recounts her own real life experiences, revealing the workings of her mind in a non-linear format. Through the immediate, inventive qualities of the drawn and handmade, Talbot finds a means of registering those things that remain intangible – thoughts, memories, emotions, and psychological associations.

The basis of her practice is ongoing drawing, giving a constantly developing account of her life that focuses on the thought processes that lend and narrate meaning to experience. Through the work’s proliferation of words and pictures, Talbot is able to leap back and forth in time and between memory and imagination to deliver an intimate, poetic and inventive world, charting her own psychology. Specifically, her work records pictures from the mind’s eye that can’t be captured by mechanical means, revealing idiosyncratic connective leaps and associations that underpin her personal narrative.

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15 April 2016 - 29 May 2016

Tall Tales
Various artists

Tall Tales is a national touring programme bringing together the work of 17 international women artists who employ the playful use of storytelling techniques in the making of their work.

Stories have been shared for centuries and across every culture as a means of entertainment, cultural preservation and education. The artists in Tall Tales use storytelling techniques to toy with our perception of myth, reality, the public and private, ideas on difference, as well as question our assumptions. Their works reveal uncanny scenarios, sometimes pointing to personal stories but more broadly, issues pertinent to society at large and what we might call ‘the human experience’.

 

 

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