The tangled weft of Erin Curry
A silk spinner, textile artist and sculptor, Erin Curry weaves comics into most of her work. Her early exposure in Best American Comics 2014, of an abstract work made on translucent plastic sheets, showed only the beginnings of an artist whose deep engagements with materiality continue to evolve into interactive works and installations.
Uncomics host Allan Haverholm sat down with Curry to talk about silk worms, mushrooms, and dentistry — oh my!
The galleries below only cover the works discussed in this artist talk. You are strongly encouraged to visit the artist’s website, which also contains links to her shop and social accounts.
The Uncomics podcast is edited and produced by Allan Haverholm. Music by Allan Grønvall Pedersen. All content is published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs license.
In collaboration with silk worms.
Ambient air (2012)
White-out tape, soap bubbles, graphite and asemic text on translucent mylar.
Selected for publication in Best American Comics 2014 (ed. Scott McCloud).
News [wherever the wind blows us] (2013)
The newspaper in outline; hung like sails.
What I might have said (2013)
Asemic comic based on the folds of an origami balloon.
Intermittent transmission (2014)
An installation composed of opposing wall arrangements as abstract comics.
the impossibility of indexicality (2014)
Multimedia installation featuring (among other) 90 feet of browser tabs.
Ley Lines no. 5, Poems to the sea (2015)
An “unofficial sequel” to Cy Twombly’s series of the same name, with nods to Agnes Martin and Rosalind Krauss.
Mobilis in mobili (2014-5)
Interactive installation; “a handbook for the digital castaway longing for connection”. Photos by Lauren Molina.
Wise grid (2020)
The measure of wisdom, a print.
- Sequential Arts Workshop
- Charles Bernstein, Attack of the difficult poems
- Marshall Island stick maps
- S. A. Andrée’s Arctic balloon expedition
- Derik Badman
- The Ley lines series, edited by L Nichols and Kevin Czap.
- Cy Twombly, Poems to the sea
- Rosalind Krauss, Grids
- Twombly, Fifty days at Illiam
- Terry Harpold at University of Florida
- Loss Pequeño Glazier, White-Faced Bromeliads on 20 Hectares
- Christian Bök, The Xenotext
- Raymond Queneau, Hundred thousand billion poems
- Espen Aarseth, Cybertext
- Jen Bervin, Silk lines