Molly Palmer - Emblem

Molly Palmer explores fluctuations in perception such as anxiety, depression, schizophrenia or bipolar as experiences that can bypass or reorder the systems and structures of reality. Outside language classifications of illness or instability, these shifts of understanding bring opportunities for spiritual progression, creating something complex, strong and mysterious that adds new layers of meaning to a person or an object.

This new edition is a 3D printed sculpture carrying a gilded handmade coin. With its symbolic markings representing the effects of Lithium (a mood stabilising psychiatric medication) the coin questions the value we assign to different readings and rhythms of reality. Its holder evokes utopian design movements and science fiction sets that attempt to build our environment in ways that project alternative futures.

Emblem holds belief in the insights reached through experiences that are often silenced by stigma, and celebrates the personal and communal values that grow from them. All the while, it functions as a token or a medal, for those who read or have read reality differently; for those who are open to it: to question and reflect, to seek possibilities for change, and to throw forward individual and collective hope.

  • 2022
  • 3D printed sculpture with ceramics and gold leaf
  • 24,2 x 16,5 cm
  • Editions: 25 (+3 a.p.)
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About Molly Palmer: Palmer (b. 1984, lives and works in London and Amsterdam) works within and between the media of filmmaking, installation, sculpture and choreography. Using hand made props, sets and costumes, she green screens protagonists into layered video worlds where music, gesture and dialogue form cyclical narratives exploring the strangeness concealed within ordinary things. Palmer finished her postgraduate diploma in Fine Art at the Royal Academy Schools, London, after a BA in Studio Practice and Contemporary Critical Studies at Goldsmiths, London. Currently, she is a resident at the Rijksakademie voor Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, before which her residencies includes The Fountainhead Residency, Miami. Solo-shows include exhibitions at Ty Pawb, Wrexham, CCA, Glasgow, Enclave, London, the Istanbul Biennial, and group-shows include exhibitions at Kristian Day Gallery London, Tou Scene, Stavanger, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley. Palmer has been the recipient of the Agnes Ethel Mackay Prize and the Jerwood Visual Arts bursary, among others

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