Launching: Sat 14th Oct 2023, 12 – 5 pm, at The Old Theatre, 10 Church St, Framlingham, IP13 9BH.
Open 14th – 29th Oct
Wed – Sun, 12 – 4 pm, or by appointment.
The Art Station presents Tilt, a large-scale textile installation by Emily Cannell, which repurposes an ex-military parachute into a monumental shelter, filling the The Old Theatre in Framlingham.
Emily Cannell is an artist who lives in Ipswich, Suffolk, and makes work using sensual, functional, or recycled materials, draping them in landscapes, or combining them with curious objects and structures, to create new forms of sculpture.
Tilt, challenges the idea of textiles in contemporary art as being small scale, or handmade, by presenting an expansive environment which can be entered into. Tilt resembles a mountainous landscape, a huge tent, or a settlement of roughly assembled shelters. Including sculptural interventions using busted car bonnets and bumpers, and projected moving image of metallic fabric billowing in the wind.
Using recycled and scrap materials takes heed of the climate crisis. In particular, textile production and mechanical waste, which has a significant detrimental impact on the environment globally.
An Art Station Project. With thanks to University of Suffolk Fine Art Department for research & development space.