Laura Yuile

A Logo Stands Out Against a Soiled Background

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

Laura presented 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 suggested 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.

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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