Edited by Andrew Hunt and Andro Semeiko
Designed by Andrew Hunt, Andro Semeiko and Yu-Lan Wang
Hardback, 178 pages, 22 colour illustrations,
25 b+w illustrations, 244mm x 172mm
Published by Slimvolume
and distributed by Cornerhouse Publications
until 28 August 2021
until 19 February 2022
Emotionarama is an artists' book, an installation and listening room developed by Andro Semeiko in collaboration with curator Andrew Hunt, actors Dame Siân Phillips and Bill Bingham, author Zinovy Zinik and musician Capitol K.
Participating artists include: Polly Apfelbaum, Abel Auer, Fiona Banner, Kerstin Brätsch, Confraternity of Neoflagellants (Norman James Hogg and Neil Mulholland), David Raymond Conroy / Ghislaine Leung / Cally Spooner / Jesper List Thomsen, Matt Copson, Liu Ding, Gerasimos Floratos, Andy Holden, Anna K.E., Florian Meisenberg, Mike Nelson, Alicia Paz, Alexander James Pollard, Lindsay Seers, Andro Semeiko, Yuko Shiraishi, Amy Sillman, Mark Titchner, Tris Vonna-Michell, Yu-Chen Wang, and Vicky Wright.
Emotionarama presents a range of artists’ ideas that are described in an overtly emotional or demonstrative manner through short pieces of creative writing. The artists were invited to produce a text that defined their imaginative and mental processes whilst creating an artwork. For example, some have chosen to record a method of thinking behind the production of an existing piece, while others discuss a concept for an unmade artwork in a reflective manner, and/or its materiality, texture, colour, shape, size, and content.
Performances of the contributions within Emotionarama took place within environments in which members of the audience were able lie down, relax and close their eyes to imagine through listening. Through this process, it was hoped that potential new collaborators will have an opportunity to engage with the book’s range of creative processes and subsequently realise their own ideas in multiple forms.
Project Emotionarama stems from Semeiko’s PEER Residency in 2013, where he started to explore the relationship between emotions and artist’s practice, and which led him to an exhibition “An Artist’s Workshop for Unveiling Emotions” in collaboration with Sally O'Reilly at BALTIC 39.
Extract of the audio installation:
UK: £12.80 + postage £3.00 = £15.80
Europe: £12.80 + tracked postage £10.00 = £22.80
Rest of the World: £12.80 + tracked postage £16.00 = £28.80