Emii Alrai: The Courtship of Giants Celebration


Eastside Projects

Walls made of overlayed panels and woven materials coated in plaster, sand and mud fill the the gallery space at Eastside Projects. There are two doorways into the maze.

Join us for a belated celebration of Emii Alrai’s brilliant and immersive exhibition (with no fire this time!!!)

Deep within Eastside Projects Emii Alrai is creating a world where medieval hunting traps meet museological dioramas.

Emii’s largest solo show to date folds together an intricate web of references including the legend of Gilgamesh, the capture and coveting of giant artefacts from Iraq such as the Lamassu by the British Museum, the theatricality of medieval hunting arenas, the etymology and history of courting, ancient gravesite constructions, arrows and how wounds have been romanticised by the Pre-Raphaelites, and their obsession with melancholia.

The nature of the installation means there will be reduced capacity in the gallery. We encourage all visitors to take care of each other by wearing a mask.


Eastside Projects

86 Heath Mill Lane
B9 4AR