Memories form a core part of our sense of identity and how we relate to the world. But as soon as you try to focus on any one in particular, they often begin to unravel, becoming less fixed, certain or tangible by the moment. The culmination of a two-year-long collaborative research project, Pippa Eason’s exhibition, Funny, blurry and everything hazy, at PINK Manchester, investigates the nature of memories, specifically our earliest childhood ones, and the impact they have on shaping our personalities.
As the title indicates, Funny, blurry and everything hazy is a whimsical, jubilant and highly sensory experience, brimming with colour, that invites audiences to return to a child-like state of imagination, creativity and joy. The exhibition is inspired by one of the artist’s own earliest memories – of playing with a length of string in her aunt’s house, from which she suspended various ornaments and other domestic items, creating what she now considers to be her first art installation and sowing the seeds of her life-long interest in objects – as well as the stories and experiences of others.
Ranging from large-scale hanging drawings to tiny sculptures that move through the space and life-size inanimate objects spewing sugary odours from their pores, prepare to indulge your inner child and connect on a more intuitive level.
The large sculptural and drawing works in Funny, blurry and everything hazy mark the first such examples in Eason’s practice. The exhibition was developed with support from Mark Devereux Projects. Booking essential.