Until 29 September 2013. Open Tuesday - Sunday 10am - 6pm
On until the 29th September, two small exhibitions at Camden Arts Centre come highly recommended. British artist Emma Hart, born in 1976, uses her experience of working in a call centre to present a multi-sensory, multi-faceted video, clay and sound installation. Following a residency at Wysing Arts Centre where she became obsessed with making clay tongues, her installation at Camden conjures up the materiality of tongues, as well as a language of sounds, speech and crude reality. Phone ringtones, strange speech, glossy photographs, and video screens are messily displayed balancing on large MDF wooden cupboards.
In the next rooms, Jockum Nordström, a Swedish artstist, presents a selection of his strange collages and pencil drawings, which conjure up a very different dream-like state somewhere between adulthood and childhood. He creates a cast of characters, drawn in black pencil, or cut and pasted onto paper, and allows these characters to exist in odd arrangements where nothing quite makes sense. In Hart’s work, the collage is an entire room and in Nordstrom’s case, the collage occurs on each single sheet of paper. Both artists propel us equally strongly into their odd but rewarding and thought provoking landscapes.