Bluecoat Gallery by emily speed

3 March – 22 April 2012

Emily Speed has made a newly commissioned work, Panopoly, for TOPOPHOBIA at the Bluecoat.  Developed in cooperation with the host venue this new work extends her practice with regards to sculptural and performative interventions in space. Emily has taken this opportunity to develop the scale of her work and her ambition to realise a new direction in her practice.  From time to time during the private view and on occasion throughout the exhibition disturbing little glimpses of naked twitching legs, or hanging hair, are visible poking through small window cuts in the elevated structure.  This paradoxical construction appears to function both as a hide and a device to display the artist’s body parts; or a space akin to the tree house most of us never had.