talking about the work

For our third talk about the work we settled cosily into underground with mince pies and mulled wine. Phantasmagoria and urban nebula featured in Lucinda’s photographs and films lending a 19th preoccupation with optical illusions produced light sources to the digital world. Sarah K’s crisp and carefully folded photo-constructions based on Parisian tower blocks were striking. Viewed at eye level they encouraged the viewer to consider the nature of regimented architecture in relation to the chaotic nature of their inhabitants.

Sarah’s TV installation of family memorabilia combined with semi-fictional passages of conversation formed an effective memento mori,  linking her family history to her fictional creation Mother of Grace. In preparation for a forthcoming short residency at Fabrica Sharon has been toying with rough structural forms animated by short pixilated video clips, looking for ways of using light and moving image to make an impact on a huge space already rich with history. Yumino brought in a simple red LED light and talked about making a site-specific performance piece which linked a Japanese flower which can be seen from the moon with an exploration of East-West latitudinal orientation via a line of lit devices.

Thanks to everyone who came along to share their work and look forward to seeing how things progress next time !



6-9 pm – 27 & 28 September 2013

<<rewind brings underground’s recent outdoor projection projects inside to present a series of video and sound installations in the unique underground project space for Coastal Currents 2013. The work on show reflects the artists concerns with a discordant world characterised by conflicts between the natural world and technology, burgeoning dystopias and explorations into the slippery gaps between things.

sandra crisp   rachel finney   sharon haward   emma jex    sarah locke sebastien seynaeve   lucinda wells

also featuring work by past and present students from Sussex Coast College – shammi begum  lucy dixon  rosie haward  izabela montoya

residency no.3 sinéid codd

Artist, printmaker and all round creative star Sinéid Codd completed her mini residency at underground in July. In just five days she transformed our little old coal hole into a fantasy of light and colour using a few low fi technologies and some lusciously coloured gels.

talking about the work

Divided leaves, crystal cities, colored refractions,  the handwritten film, and amelia along for the ride…what an interesting and inspiring session-thank you! . . .  Nicole

A chance for five artists to come together and talk about their work, inspiration, projects and ambitions for the rest of the year. Hosted by underground and organised by RUNWAY  this talking about the work session will be the start of a series of opportunities for artists in to escape the studio and air their current concerns.

experimental video, projection and performance night

Wrap up warm and join us down at The Space in St. Leonards for some experimental video, projection and performance + some work by past and present students from Sussex Coast College – from 6pm    7th and 8th Dec.

Also featuring Sandra Crisp, Sharon Haward, Matthew Pountney/Johnny Crump, Sebastien Seynaeve, and SCC students Shammi Begum and Izabela Brudkiewicz.

7pm performance by Sarah Locke – Mother of Grace Moscow Discow / The Bar at the End of the World

out of the frame

Artists and Photographers coming together to challenge the behind-the glass ness of photography. The selected works, shown as part of the Brighton Photo Fringe /Hastings, explore the fleeting nature of mage making and our desire to find meaning in unexpected places. Xaverine Bates, Roz Cran, Sharon Haward, Andrew Moran and Nicole Zaaroura

end of the world – outdoor film night

The Space  Kings Road  St Leonards on Sea

7pm Friday 5 October – selected artists videos

Sandra Crisp   Sharon Haward   Sarah Locke   MAtthew Pountney/Johnny Crump   Sebastien Saynaeve   David Sullivan


OUT/SIDE/FILM – Ian Nesbit and Matthew Pountney

Matt is an improbable hero for theses uncertain times. He’s not sure how, or even why , but he knows he needs to go on an important journey and he knows it’s got something to do with 2012. ‘Taking The Micheal’ is the story of his unlikely odyssey through ancient and modern Albion. Travelling in a pedal-powerees 1968 Bond Ranger, Matthew Pountney and film make Ian Nesbitt make faltering progress down the St.Michael’s Ley Line from Avebury in Wiltshire to St.Michael’s Mount in Cornwall using a combination of pure documentary, anecdotal oral history and total myth . . .