Sarah Hughes SHOWS HOW (2018) installation view

SHOWS HOW 2018

SHOWS HOW presents a series of new works made in response to a set of collages made by the artist in 2016. Hughes uses the explicit revisiting of previous work as a means to explore the forced and unforced variations that emerge from repetition, as well as how different iterations of a single principle can inform multiple manifestations of an idea. Hughes’ conscious looping of her practice – similar perhaps to setting new orchestration or a repeating da capo – has echoes across all her various modes of working, featuring in her musical compositions and text-based scores, as well as the replaying of sculptural installations according to different contexts. By working in an ever-expanding series, combining repetition with the generation of new material, Hughes is able to incorporate into her work an ongoing consideration of how the encounter with an image/object/sound is informed by its environment. The reworked configurations of found and constructed objects constitute something of a linguistic construction, with its own evolving grammar and diction, that remains open to new combination and interpretation.

SHOWS HOW was exhibited as part of Audiograft Music Festival, Oxford, 2018.

Sarah Hughes SHOWS HOW (2018) installation view