THE LAND IS
Exhibition: Performance, Installation and LP © 2017 Ruby Tingle.
Solo show and Exploring PAPER Residency
PAPER Gallery and HOME Manchester.
Debut solo show The Land Is, combined new artworks and a living portrait, alongside a new album of original music.
The installation and performance were made as a response to the album’s settings and themes; a collection of love songs which discuss conservation and loss, set in an imagined rural landscape, particularly focusing on the decline of amphibian populations and her recent experiences in the field with her herpetologist partner.
During the exhibition visitors were able to interact with the artist situated within the gallery installation, and experience private performances of songs from the LP. Works on paper were presented as specimens set within an array of synthetic and biological interventions; the invented collection of an amateur naturalist.