Emily York

My practice deals with ‘vagueness’, with a tension between states, between chance and control, success and failure, pasts and presents, decision and indecision, certainty and uncertainty. Often a set of rules or framework are set in place for the work to form itself around. This framework can take any form, be it an object, space, thought, duration, journey or technology. However, as the work takes shape even these ‘rules’ are approached indeterminately, blurring the rift between autonomy and intention. The rules are allowed to be rewritten within the process of writing, or not if the case may be. This stylised hesitancy becomes the works medium, using a language of purposeful purposelessness to mimic the desirable uncertainty of post(post)modern ‘living’.

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LiteratureOliver WoodE