Emily Butler

Curator

‘Language Slips’

A series of artists film that explore how images gain and shift meaning through language and text. Written, spoken and translated texts fix and unfix meaning in parallel to the movement of the image. From moving anagrams, slippages of spoken words, sign language, telepathy and extra-sensory communication, the screening explores the possibilities of communication beyond expected forms of text and speech.

Curator’s Programme

Anna Barham
‘Argent Minotaur Slept’, 2012
HD video
Sat 2 and Sun 3 May
Stamford Works
Heather Phillipson
‘SERIOUS TRACTION’, 2015
HD video
Sat 2 and Sun 3 May
Stamford Works
Heather Phillipson
‘A Is to D What E Is to H’, 2011
HD video
Sat 2 and Sun 3 May
Stamford Works
Shirin Sabahi
‘We Came Here to Swim’, 2012
Film
Sat 2 and Sun 3 May
Stamford Works
Lucy Clout
‘The Extra’s Ever-Moving Lips’, 2014
Digital Video
Sat 2 and Sun 3 May
Stamford Works
Pallavi Paul
‘Shabdkosh (A Dictionary)’, 2013
HD Video
Sat 2 and Sun 3 May
Stamford Works

Biography

Emily Butler is a curator, writer and translator and currently works at the Whitechapel Gallery, London, where she has organised exhibitions such as John Stezaker and Hannah Höch, as well as commissions by Kader Attia and Rachel Whiteread. She edits and contributes to exhibition catalogues and writes regularly for art publications.

Emily Butler
Courtesy of Whitechapel Gallery, London