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Somatic Grip by Jo Tomlinson

Preview: Friday 6 October – 6 - 9pm
Exhibition Dates: 7-15 October - Thursday to Sunday only - 12pm to 6pm

Somatic Grip is a culmination of new works by Jo Tomlinson. Incorporating a film work, sound and physical aspects.

Using Vilém Flusser’s part scientific treatise, part spoof, part philosophical discourse '𝘝𝘢𝘮𝘱𝘺𝘳𝘰𝘵𝘦𝘶𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘐𝘯𝘧𝘦𝘳𝘯𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘴' (Vampire Squid), as a point of departure, Tomlinson uses the juxtaposition of Vampire squid and human beings to explore the spaces in between the physically inhabitable and the abyss of the virtual.

Structures oscillating between the audible and physical aim to question the intersection of the ‘self’ within these spaces, and potentially expanding our sensory understandings of everyday communications and technologies.

Jo Tomlinson (b.1985 in Glasgow, Scotland) lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland.

Tomlinson investigates a relationship between physical, audible and lens-based works. Beginning with formal concerns of our cultural and philosophical connections with objects and structures, then developing this via curiosity about the process of materiality and sensory response.


Recent exhibitions include: Fields of Wheat, Transmission Gallery Glasgow (2017), Space Feeling (solo), Hill Street Design House, Edinburgh (2017), Glitch,Carlisle Contemporary Art Space, Carlisle (2017), Radiophrenia (broadcast), CCA, Glasgow (2016), MB-Labor - Max Bill Platz, Zürich (2016)


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