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Tangle’s 2015 Art Commission: Small Lies and Half Truths

Small Lies and Half Truths | Paula Morison | Tangle

Our 2015 art commission this year is Small Lies and Half Truths by our 2015 artist-in-residence, the talented conceptual artist, Paula Morison.

Paula is collecting Small Lies and Half Truths from all over the world that were told to us as children, or that we pass onto our own children. Exploring their structure, subject matter and origin, she will then create a visual projection for Tangle Café 2015.

Paula says, “I first became interested in this subject through discussion with friends when I found out that the phrase ‘your eyes were bigger than your stomach’ was not just a phrase that was said in the English language but is said in Spain and China as well. I had never thought about how universal the subject was or how specific ones might cross continents and languages. All adults were at one time children and pretty much all of us had at least one adult around to give us advice at this time so it is a subject almost everyone in the world can relate to.

Paula is currently collecting Small Lies and Half Truths. If you have any of your own you would like to contribute please email them to paula_444@yahoo.co.uk.

If these were originally told to you in a language other than English please could include the saying in its original language as well.

Small Lies and Half Truths will be showcased at our annual networking night, Tangle Café on Friday 27th November, 2015 @ Yinka Shonibare’s Guest Projects. Email administrator@tangleinternational.com to reserve your free place.

Small Lies and Half Truths will be showcased at our annual networking night, Tangle Café on Friday 27th November, 2015 @ Yinka Shonibare's Guest Projects. Email administrator@tangleinternational.com to reserve your free place.

Paula Morison under commission by Tangle.

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