In Episode 2 of snakesoup, I talk to artist Laura Yuile about something she, and probably many of us, do quite a lot: online shopping. I spoke to her about how we mask huge global problems with new skin creams, how the desirable can suddenly tip over into being grotesque -- but also how having instant access to even the most obscure objects makes being an artist pretty exciting.
Plus: a ~motivational message~ from yours truly, musings on insects both small and large, and the true story of when Laura ordered 90 kg of seashells to her house.
About the artist: Laura Yuile is an artist based in London, UK. She creates sculpture, video and performance that often employs everyday household debris, cooking ingredients, stock imagery and home-spun techniques of production exploring the boundaries between public and private space, the fetishisation of transience, and notions of displacement and transformation in relation to the invisible infrastructures that shape our existence. Previous exhibitions include World Interiors, Savoy Centre, Glasgow; The Capital, Vulpes Vulpes, London, England; Co-Pourri, Caustic Coastal, Manchester, England (2015); Welcome to Ecumenopolis, The Arts Foundations, Athens, Greece (2015); and Conversation of Monuments, Collective, Edinburgh, Scotland (2014). Residencies include Temporary Art Platform in Beirut (2014) and IOAM in Beijing (2013). In 2015 Yuile was an Associate Artist at Open School East, London, and in 2016 she has upcoming shows at Generator, Dundee, and Generation & Display, London.
Music credit: Let’s Eat Grandma, Eat Shiitake Mushrooms