25 January to 18 April
Acclaimed contemporary artist and poet Heather Phillipson mixes images, noises, objects, languages and bodies to make immersive works are full of cultural references and emotional responses. TRUE TO SIZE, a commissioned work for the Arts Council Collection is a physical poem transplanted from Phillipson’s imagination to the gallery space.
TRUE TO SIZE features a series of video and audio works that play out stimulating, fantastical and furry sculptural narratives. The installation pairs mass-produced materials, such as large printed emojis and teddy bears, with monitors and speakers. In one scene, a bear wearing a pink ball gown climbs a set of cardboard steps, and then emerges triumphant from emoji flames. In another, a bear has cut itself in half with giant emoji scissors.
Please note: some elements of TRUE TO SIZE may not be suitable for younger visitors, please ask a staff member for further information if unsure.