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Flatland by Emily Speed : Tate Liverpool Commission SEPT 21-JUNE 2022

Join us for Emily Speed’s first major, solo exhibition in a UK gallery

Experience a new film installation by North West based artist Emily Speed. The film is inspired by Edwin Abbott’s 1884 novella Flatland, a satire of Victorian society, where all existence is limited to two dimensions and women are restricted to thin, straight lines.

Known for her work examining the relationship between the body and architecture, Speed’s practice considers how a person is shaped by the buildings they have occupied and how a person occupies their own psychological space. Working in many different media, including sculpture, drawing, performance and film, Speed regularly collaborates with choreographers, dancers and filmmakers and embeds community groups and real life narratives within her work.

Emily Speed was announced as the successful applicant of the inaugural Art North West scheme; an open call issued by our gallery for artists based in the north west of England to submit ideas for a project or exhibition to be shown at Tate Liverpool.