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shannon ebner

Beautiful world, where are you?

Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool
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Beautiful world, where are you?

Informed by various modes of reading, writing and poetics, Ebner’s work deri- ves from a combination of sources including poetry, experimental writing and found language. Building letters and phrases from vernacular materials such as cardboard, concrete blocks, electronic message boards and found typography, she highlights how language communicates as a material form. Ebner works in photo- graphy, sculpture, video and artist publications. Her projects are often realised through installation.

Shannon Ebner has developed a photographic work for Bluecoat, with a related sound piece in the gallery’s courtyard. Tailored to its environment, this com- mission connects to Ebner’s series STRAY (2017), which comprises photographs and readings by the American poets Susan Howe and Nathaniel Mackey. The new work further explores Ebner’s forays into expanded forms of image-making, drawing viewers’ attention to the sonic, phonic and tonal medium of sound in relation to the various graphic tones of photography.