Aliyah Hussain: Always Mysteries of the Tongue at HOME Manchester, Manchester, 25 July–14 September 2019 - Book now
For her upcoming exhibition, Always Mysteries of the Tongue at HOME in Manchester, Aliyah Hussain will present a new series of ceramics, drawing, collage and print that explore the complexities of communication and miscommunication.
Borrowing from a wide range of contemporary, historical and futuristic sources, the work explores different ways of depicting and constructing language. Drawing inspiration from various visual sources such as emojis, hieroglyphs, graffiti tags, coding, neon signs and inspirational wall decals, the work is also influenced by active networks of ‘conlangers’ working to invent new methods of communication and sharing them online. Using three different science fiction texts as a reference from which to remix elements of speculative storytelling, Always Mysteries of the Tongue is presented across two fictional time periods set in a future far from now.
Aliyah Hussain: Always Mysteries of the Tongue at HOME Manchester, Manchester