THE CAPITAL

Solo exhibition at Vulpes Vulpes, London, 2015.

"For The Capital, Laura Yuile presents a new body of work concerning spaces of speculation and investment. The works on display speak of the complicated back-and-forth between personal need, desire, belief and expectation; the murky workings of the global economy and prescribed ideas of progress. Laura is interested in how the notion of hope interacts with that of speculation and the ways in which hope materialises as a selling point for both products and politics. Laura presents a series of works that address the interactions between systemic global conditions and tangible local and personal conditions, considering how evolving global networks and flows effect everyday life, the domestic sphere and the body.

In the front space, a number of sculptural works made out of everyday household debris encased in soap sit atop flight cases used to transport fragile or awkward items. The back space houses a collection of small sculptures made from a process of casting the inside space of novelty piggy banks, alongside a video – Hope is a Seed - that channels the energy of a motivational video promoting the concept of breakfast. Sampled train sounds throughout the video generate a feedback loop with the live train sounds that occur within the spaces. Throughout the show, domestic materials and home-spun techniques of production pose questions not only of economic investment but of our investment in both language and material, and where the corresponding lines lie between need, desire and excess."

Basic Language Skills

Soap, flight case, organic alphabet pasta shapes, utility bills, coins, washing line, airwaves, venlafaxine, money box packaging.

Installation View
Basic Package

Soap, flight case, MSG, organic alphabet pasta shapes, basic needs item.

Bomb

Roasted coffee beans, turmeric, MSG, pink peppercorns, Himalayan pink salt.

Hope is a Seed
Caravan

Bulgur wheat, soap, sugar, paprika, dried apricots, dried prunes.

Basic Needs

Soap, monster energy drink, flight case, ribbon, basic needs items.

Grenade [whole]

Popping corn, soap, Earl Grey tea bags.

Pig [facing forwards]

Goji berries, soap, coconut, bulgur wheat, black peppercorns.

Basic Language Skills

Soap, flight case, organic alphabet pasta shapes, utility bills, coins, washing line, airwaves, venlafaxine, money box packaging.

Pig [with family]

Dried chilli peppers, star anise, coins, airwaves, MSG, curry powder, sugar.

Rubber Duck

Coconut, chia seeds, goji berries, almonds, sugar.

Pig [small, cute]

Turmeric, pumpkin seeds, black peppercorns, fennel seeds, coins, sugar.

Grenade [in two halves]

Instant chicken noodles, soap, goji berries.

Pig [shiny pink ceramic]

Chia seeds, green roobois tea with jasmine, corriander seeds, coins, chilli powder, MSG.

Pig [small, like an avocado]

Coins, dried chilli peppers, pumpkin seeds, black pepper, fennel seeds, ceramic, MSG.

Installation View
Sperm

Thyme, cous cous, chia seeds, Earl Grey tea bags, soap.