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Tom Varley: Glossolalia

Tom Varley

Preview Fri 7 March 7 - 9pm. All welcome

Tom Varley is an artist working across a range of media, including film, writing, painting and collage. His work is concerned with the relationship between symbolic communication and abstraction. It often plays on malfunctioning speech or defective typographies to emphasise the arbitrariness of the shapes and sounds that make up language.

At Tramway, Tom will exhibit a new two-channel film installation exploring the processes of hearing and understanding speech. The film links studies of speech perception with sound poetry. This is a radical literary form that abandoned conventional syntax and semantic structures in order to emphasise the abstract, phonetic aspects of language.

Supported by the Hope Scott Trust and Creative Scotland.

Artist talk cancelled: Unfortunately, due to unforseen circumstance we have had to cancel the artist talk on Sun 23 March . We are very sorry for any disappointment this may cause

Part of Rip it Up: New work supported and presented by Tramway