Selection of newly printed film photos on show in TOWNER cafe complimenting their Twixt Two Worlds exhibition curated by Gaia Tedone. New work – out of my head, off the camera, off the computer, into print shop, framed and on a wall !
The gallery and previously hidden aspects of the Electro Studios Project Space will be fully utilized during Coastal Currents this year when four artists unveil work which takes a sideways look at both the suggestive qualities of the space and its immediate environs, in a series of projections, installations and interventions.
Selected artists, Judith Alder, Rossella Emaunele, Sharon Haward, Valerie Furnham are based in East & West Sussex and London and have come together to make and show work which is either inspired by the building and local area or resonates with the immediate physical environment.
Space Interrupted is the result of an ongoing collaboration between curator Clare Sheppeard and artist Sharon Haward.
inter·ruption is an attempt to create a break,
a disturbance, a pause in the Curious Project Space & Gallery space by the insertion of objects. The viewer is invited to speculate on the shape and meaning of the space in relation to their position outside of it.
Took a whole joyous week to install this project, making and unmaking, creating order and disorder, chopping and changing, until there was a pleasing sense of contained energy and potential disturbance.
The Blue Monkey Network Shared Space Residency was a new initiative for 2014, generously supported by Eastbourne College who contributed free use of their Casson Art School studio spaces for two weeks. The six Shared Space artists were able to put aside dedicated time to work alongside each other in the space to develop ideas and experiment with new work without the pressure of a pre-defined agenda or outcome. The two week residency ended with a celebratory open afternoon when the six artists displayed some of the work in progress.
Armed with a long list of things to research and explore – things that have been sitting on the back burner for some time – I was able to devote some really focussed time on just trying things that might normally just get dismissed because they don’t fit with what I normally do – the main aim was to just let things unfold without too much editing, judgment or anxiety.
Making Space at Fabrica in February 2014 …. an opportunity to begin research into a new project – SPACE INTERRUPTED – by exploring ways of breaking up the coherency of a given space, confounding the viewers sense of location, criss crossing and overlapping and the space with a panoply of site specific imagery. Making Space provides a great chance to explore and experiment with this 19th century church and work with the architecture. This week long residency offers opportunities to explore and respond to this unique space and present a range of experiments to an audience in an artist’ talk hosted by Judith Alder from Blue Monkey Network. https://www.a-n.co.uk/blogs/a-new-blue-monkey-network
underground is no more and am looking elsewhere to curate projects. The mirrored edge is the first venture in a new indoor venue, it’s a multi screen video installation and video screening set up at ESPS (Electro Studios project Space) in St.Leonards. There is plenty of room and scope for discrete areas of screenings and installations allowing free movement between the different works.
This selection of films reflect artists’ interest in some of the concepts that characterise utopian ideals and dystopian fears……….. harmony between nature, man and environment, social equality and concord, aging and defunct technologies, a sense of longing for the recent past, a world challenged by an increasing sense of chaos and disorder, the nature of labour expended on work that says nothing, digital sampling, remix, collage and code, audio-visual ‘mash-up’, intensely hypnotic and nightmarish scenes, ambiguous and confusing messages, disturbing and baffling methods of communication, urban degradation and rural bliss.
Artists include: Chooc Ly Tan Sandra Crisp Lucinda Wells Sharon Haward Toby Tatum Jenny Milarski Matt Littlemore Izabela Brudkiewicz Bonnie McAllister & Brian McClendon Alexis Milne & Tex Royale Matthew Rowe Mocksim Rachael Finney Sebastian Seynaeve Jilliene Sellner