An exhibition exploring the movement and shapes created by acrobatics.
With the explosion of the internet, it is easy to access images of people doing incredible things around the world, including acrobatics. These records are not only visually awe inspiring but also a reminder of the impressive capabilities of human body and what can be achieved with time and dedication. We are the most adaptive species on the planet and capable of so many things when we put our minds to it. This exhibition will explore some of these beautiful movements, from cartwheels, to handstand variations and somersaults.
There will be sculptures depicting the pinnacle of a movement: the moment that is worked at for so long to reach. There will also be drawings and prints illustrating motion through time: exploring the lines and shape of the movement, giving us insight into the exertion that flashes us by.
On the opening night there will be some performances by dancers and acrobats, including Capoeira.
Emma is a figurative sculptor, based in Bristol, who explores human experience, from how we feel to how we move, to how we deal with everyday life and the choices we make.
Recently, Emma has been exploring how to record the beauty and power of movement; she is interested in recording traces of movement, working with the simplicity of lines to depict the fluid shapes. This work manifests her enthusiasm for agility, dance and acrobatics, derived from her love of Capoeira, a Brazilian art form. By presenting the energy and splendour of acrobatics, Emma wants to connect people to their inner rhythm, to their inherent need to move and the value of physical expression.