Jockum Nordstrom, Child of Nature, 2010, Watercolour, graphite and collage on paper, Private Collection, Courtesy the Artist

Last chance to see two fab exhibitions at Camden Arts Centre

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.

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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.

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What:
Emma Hart and Jockum Nordström exhibitions
When:
Until 29 September 2013. Open Tuesday - Sunday 10am - 6pm
Where:
Camden Arts Centre, Arkwright Road, NW3 6DG
Price:
Free
Tel:
02074725500
— Helen
18th September 2013