Curated as part of the curatorial collective DAM PROJECTS’ ‘Sunday School’ programme, ‘Broken Tusk’ was a one day solo exhibition of newly commissioned work from Anglo-Russian multimedia artist Alice Khalilova. It took place on Sunday 25 January, 2015.
An ambitious new installation and surround sound video project saw Khalilova continue her investigation into the various ontological grey areas of our information age; examining what may be perceived as active and inactive objects and exploring the intersections of technological advancement and spirituality.
Using diverse materials including hand made porcelain, wax casts and readymade objects, Khalilova’s sculptures, like her print based works, aimed to communicate a kind of slippage, a confusion between the edges of the material signifiers that make up their constituting parts. The video work, produced with a range of high and low definition equipment, unfolded as a more traditional narrative that distinguished between desire and seduction as both tools and concepts integral to the reading of culture and experience in a techno-centric world.