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Emily Roysdon, Untitled, 2010, color photograph, 24 x 24".

Emily Roysdon

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA)

Emily Roysdon, Untitled, 2010, color photograph, 24 x 24".

“If I Don’t Move Can You Hear Me?”—Emily Roysdon’s first solo US exhibition—investigated the ways in which individual and social bodies communicate. Engaging the grammars and conventions—linguistic, architectural, institutional, or otherwise—that govern public expression and intelligibility, the show featured an installation of screen-printed and collaged photographs, a zine produced by Roysdon on site, as well as a video created in Stockholm this past fall. (These elements plus another new work are on view at New York’s Art in General through May 7.) A sense of the unfinished and improvisatory dominated the show. For example, traversing the circumference of the gallery was a waist-high plywood shelf for presenting fifteen photographs, which, mounted but left unframed, had been propped against the wall as if still in the process of being installed. Interspersed

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