The sound of running water is completely normal
Ella McCartney

23rd May - 24th June 2018

Images | Text

‘The sound of running water is completely normal’ comprises floor and wall based objects that will be changing throughout the exhibition; large segments of scented soap mixed with charcoal, pink sand, a written response to the scent of the soap and a synthetic fabric pocket that holds a photograph will change every 4 days. Materials are brought together at different stages in a process of change: potential, ongoing and completed. Each work is a recording device that documents an action: indenting, cutting away and holding together.

The series of photographs have kindly been provided by the Ashmolean Museum University of Oxford.

Ella McCartney (b. 1985, UK). Graduated from The Royal Academy Schools in 2011 and Goldsmiths in 2008. In 2016-2017 she worked as a Leverhulme Trust Artist in Residence in the Dept. Applied Linguistics and Communication at Birkbeck, University of London. Recent exhibitions include: Nomadic Vitrine, Recent Activity, Birmingham; 목, CICA Museum, South Korea; Water, Cloud CooKoo Land, London (all 2018) On Cold Spring Lane, Assembly Point, London; To Act To Know To Be (solo), Lychee One Gallery, London; Pond Skater, Five Years Gallery, London: Gender, Identity and Material (Film Screening) Royal Academy of Art, London (all 2017) Science of Imaginary Solutions, Breese Little, London; To Act To Know To Be, (performance) InDialogue, UCL Bloomsbury Festival, London and Nottingham Contemporary; Objects on the Moon, Ace Hotel, London; Felicity Black, Caustic Coastal, Manchester; Villa Romana, Florence, Italy (all 2016).