EMILY JONES - HALF-EARTH, VEDA

Bi e a,
Bi e e, ba be, bi e i,
Ba be bi, bi e o, ba be bi bo
Bi e u, bu, ba be bi bo bu,
Ci e a,
Ci e e, ca ce, ci e i,
Ca ce ci, ci e o, ca ce ci co
Ci e u, cu, ca ce ci co cu
Di e a,
Di e e, da de, di e i,
Da de bi, di e o, da de di do
Di e u, du, da de di do du,
Effe e a,
Effe e e, fa fe, effe e i,
Fa fe fi, effe e o, fa fe fi fo,
Effe e u, fu, fa fe fi fo fu
Bi e a,
Bi e e, ba be, bi e i,
Ba be bi, bi e o, ba be bi bo
Bi e u, bu, ba be bi bo bu,
Ci e a,
Ci e e, ca ce, ci e i,
Ca ce ci, ci e o, ca ce ci co
Ci e u, cu, ca ce ci co cu

Nothing in this world is indif erent to us

HALF-EARTH is  a solo exhibition by Emily Jones, on view at the gallery from March 25 - May 15, 2017. HALF-EARTH is a name transferred from scientist E.O. Wilson’s proposition to devote half of Earth’s surface to nature without humans.

Inside, a 1:3 scale ball-jointed doll sits facing the exhibition space. She dangles her legs from the concrete ledge, witnessing the situation, shifting positions over time. Nests made of chewed bread hold onto the plaster walls. A tile mosaic occupies most of the back wall of the gallery; it depicts four fish at its corners and reads, “They were eating out f our hands.” A hole through part of the mosaic exposes another gallery.

Embracing complexity, Jones’ exhibitions produce visceral impacts, formalize speculative ecologies, and organize scenarios for critical meditation on language and meaning-making. 
On the evening of the opening, a performance titled Velella, Velella will take place in the outdoor courtyard of the gallery.

Photography by Jacopo Menzani, courtesy of Veda and Emily Jones.

Emily Jones - Half-Earth
Veda, March 25 - May 15
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