On view at GALLERY 46 until 30 August is American artist Emma Elizabeth Tillman's debut solo exhibition entitled Disco Ball Soul. The show is comprised of more than 90 small-scale collages created over a ten‐year period. The collages are constructed from photographs taken by Tillman and feature fragments from her personal diaries written in ink onto masking tape. The presentation also includes fourteen large‐scale photographs. The need to arrest time and hold it still is a key thread throughout Tillman’s work. Memory and mystery play an important role, allowing the moment fixed in film to resonate far beyond its initial occurrence. For Tillman, the creation of the work itself -
shooting on film, writing a diary by hand, printing photographs and making collages on paper - each is an act of defiance of convenience and ease. The works are labour intensive and the results are not immediate; they unfurl only gradually to the viewer, inviting them to immerse themselves inside Tillman’s world.