Tracing PAPER is a mentoring scheme run by PAPER Gallery in Manchester funded by Arts Council England designed with input from a range of external curators, gallerists and other art professionals as well as the PAPER team. Between Autumn 2017 and Summer 2018 I was one of ten artists who benefitted from the scheme, creating new work that built on recent practice. Interviews with all the Tracing PAPER artists in PAPER Magazine here.
My contribution is ’N Y L Y N’, a five-panel piece that explores the development of language, how it can be hidden and how it can emerge. ‘Nylyn' is a bastardised middle English word meaning literally ‘new land’, from a time when land first began to be claimed as property. The work considers whether language can be a territory or a space, to what degree we can own it and how we transmit through it. There's also a second piece, installed as an intervention - that's the last image below.
Title: 'N Y L Y N'
Size: 60cm x 80cm
Available: via PAPER Gallery here
Paper for this print was kindly donated by Fusion Paper in Bradford.