Liquid Liquid comes as Barham’s second show for the Swedish gallery, and, as hinted to in the exhibition’s name, she uses it to elaborate on her interest in “the mutability of language and semantics” through two video works – ‘Liquid Consonant’ (2012) and ‘Double Screen (not quite tonight jellylike)’ (2013) – and a suite of holographic prints.
Where ‘Liquid Consonant’ draws on Plato’s Socratic dialogues in Cratylus to create a digitally animated head ‘speaking’ sounds, ‘Double Screen (not quite tonight jellylike)’ comes together as a 2-channel showing a sequence of images that move from one screen to another. Barnham’s holographic suite, which accompanies the video works, is made of UV prints on holographic paper whose images and their title puns “cross reference each other, drawing out similarities and associations between camouflage and display, modes of material information and communication”.
See the exhibition page for details. **