George Henry Longly @ Galerie Valentin, Jan 21-Mar 12

, 20 January 2016

George Henry Longly‘s is presenting a solo show The smile of a snake at Paris’ Galerie Valentin, opening January 21 and running to March 12.

The artist explores the significance of the letter ‘s’ and its manifestation, not only in the symbolic shape of a serpent, but its pronunciation. Inspired by an English as a second language exercise, Longly’s immersive installation interrogates and highlights the problems with “the physical materialisation of language”.

Not only that but as the letter that dominates the mis-articulation of sibilant sounds for those with what’s called a sigmatism –otherwise known as a lisp –the work promises to further problematise “the physical process of testing boundaries and forming sounds though the body.”

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George Henry Longly. Sunday Art Fair Install view. Image courtesy of Luttgenmeijer.
George Henry Longly. Sunday Art Fair installation view. Image courtesy of Luttgenmeijer, Berlin.