Laura Yuile

A Logo Stands Out Against a Soiled Background


Unit 5, Carriage Way (Deptford Market Yard), SE8 4BZ


Laura presents a film within a sculptural installation – an arrangement of pebble-dashed household appliances. Her recent work and research has focused on the shifting boundaries between public and private space, in particular the negative implications of smart domestic appliances. The ‘invisible’ potential of networked appliances seem at odds with their bulky forms and disposability. Assuming a fragmented, house-like form, Laura’s pebble-dashed white goods suggests a life rooted to and dependent upon buildings and objects that will outlive us.

The film is composed from corporate stock footage and new footage staged and shot by the artist. The latter centres on the changing urban landscape of East London. Parallels are drawn between tattooed skin and urban graffiti, decorated surfaces that occupy the border between inside and outside, inclusion and exclusion. These markings serve to both animate the film and reframe the spaces they inhabit.

Open: Sat 22, Sun 23, Wed 26, Thu 27, Sat 29 and
Sun 30 Sept 12:00 - 18:00, Closed: Mon 24 and Tue 25 Sept,
Lates: Fri 21 and 28 Sept till 20:00

Artist Talk: Sat 29 Sept at 16:30; Laura Yuile will introduce her work in a friendly, informal half-hour talk.
Free, but spaces are limited, so please click here to book ↗

Laura Yuile creates installations of object and video-based works that speak to multiple senses and and are activated by performance. Her work explores the domestic and the urban; personal care and household maintenance; wellness and well-being; and the effects of globalisation upon living space. Projects include Comfort Zones – a series of symposia on the subject of comfort zones held in the showrooms of IKEA stores in the UK and China; and a bus tour to a landfill site for Global Shadow Local Mist. Born in Glasgow, Yuile studied Fine Art at Goldsmiths, University of London (2015-17), and GlasgowSchool of Art (2004-8). She was an Associate Artist with Open School East (2015), and is currently based in London.

Laura Yuile was nominated for Platform 2018 by Sarah McCrory (Director of Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art).

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This venue is wheelchair accessible.