Studio4 Summer Residency – Events hosted by Girolamo Marri in August

 

 

Sympathy for chairs
August 21
6 – 7.30 pm
An hour long “workshop” lead by Heather McCalden, a visual artist with dance training, whose practice deals with movement and spatial relationships.

Starting from the idea that during a conference or talk, chairs and their positioning play a role in how the “content” of the talk is passed from speaker to the audience, the ten or so participants to the workshop will be led into a series of exercises/games involving chairs. while musicians and Girolamo  will act as “the speakers” , offering a soundtrack made of word and music improvisation, but also actively participating in the games.

 

Cardboard model making
August 20 and 27
3 – 6 pm
Few places still available to join this small workshop divided into two parts and lead by architect Enrico Arrigoni who will teach how to build cardboard models for architecture.

Studio4 will be used, revamped as a conference room, as a sample, where everything inside will be measured by the participants in order to make 3d models on the computer which will then be turned into 2D shapes which will be cut and assembled into a 1:20 scale model.
As the number of places is limited to 6, we ideally wanted to engage participants over 50 aged especially those who have less opportunity to play with computers, but if you’re young and interested do still get in touch!


Topic-nic and the secret life of an audience
August 26
11 am – 5 pm
The “largest” of these events, hosting about 15 participants


To begin, all the participants will be invited to have a picnic in Victoria Park where they will discuss ideas unfamiliar while eating food also new to everyone.
Later everyone will go to Girolamo’s studio at Chisenhale Studios, where he will talk about what his idea of an audience is directly with the participants as an audience. F
inally ending with the photographer Rama Lee  taking a group picture of everyone posing as the ideal audience.  

 

 If you are interested in any of the above events, please email Girolamo

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Newsletter and Summer Events and Workshops

David Blackmore: RAGE PEN, Thursday 27th July.

Joint recipient of Chisenhale Studios’ Pete Lloyd Lewis Award, David Blackmore, is converting his studio into a RAGE PEN on the last Thursday of each month until April 2018. Participants are required to bring objects (big or small) which they want to destroy in a controlled scenario to release tension, anxiety and stress. These objects could come from your personal life or working environment – essentially things that are a symbolic source of frustration, which is a starting point for much of his work. There are two slots available for each event: 7pm-8pm & 8pm-9pm. To book a place or make an inquiry email David  with the subject heading ‘I WANT TO VENT’. Personal Protection Equipment and demolition tools provided. Rage sessions will be recorded visually and the participants interviewed. A model release and personal injury disclaimer must be signed upon arrival. Image above: David Blackmore.

 

Image: Jennifer Martin.

July Summer Residency: Jennifer Martin

Throughout July, Jennifer Martin will be presenting Full of Loops, an interactive installation which appropriates the aesthetic and functional structure of ‘Old Time’ portrait studios with attention to the inherent problems of such places in which race and gender are usually stereotypes for an experience of fairground fun. As part of this project Jennifer is hosting several events including these reading groups which you can book to attend.

Full of Loops Reading Groups:

Wednesday 19 July, 6.30–8.30pm. Participation in the Photographic Act.
As chair of this reading group, Jennifer Martin will address aspects of participation and agency in the photographic act, discussing a text from Ariella Azoulay’s The Civil Contract of Photography. Book here.

Saturday 22 July, 14.00–16.00pm. Temporality & the Anthropocene.
Sasha Litvintseva’s doctoral research (Goldsmiths University) focuses on ‘geological film making’ as a ‘visual strategy for the Anthropocene’. As chair of this reading group, Litvintseva will respond to the Full of Loops installation and thematic Western film genre in relation to her research on the Anthropocene and temporality. Book here.

 

Goldsmiths Curating MFA students events at Chisenhale Studios.

Our annual project with Goldsmiths’ curating students features four exciting event-based presentations taking place in the ground floor education studio between 24th and 29th July.

Monday 24th July 6.30-9pm: ‘Day of the Beast’ – an evolving installation by Javier Chozas, curated by Sol Polo. Javier will be creating monstrous sculptures using waste materials in the education room and on the canalside terrace, to explore the figure of the monster and its social role. All welcome, just turn up.

 

Image; Javier Chozas.

Wednesday 26th July 6.30-9pm: Liminal States is an immersive installation and performance by Rachel Cheung, curated by Alexine Rodenhuis. Rachel will create a Portal Room in the ground floor studio, a threshold between the real and virtual, reflecting on corporeal uncertainty in the face of technology. The performance will involve dancers from Chisenhale Dance Space. All welcome, just turn up.

 

Image: Rachel Cheung.

Thursday 27th July 7-9pm: Labelled, a discussion around exhibition labels/titling and subversion, curated by Aubree Penney as a precursor to the show she is curating at Enclave. Examining the way artists and project-makers are using labels as a form of interventionism, fetishizing the label and drawing attention to the relationship it has with the work – sometimes constituting the work itself. Click here to book by email.

Image: Carrington Lemons, Self Preservation 2015. Relating to ‘Labelled’ discussion event.

Saturday 29th July 3-5.30pm: Decolonising Gynaecology, a workshop led by Barcelona-based collective Gynepunk, curated by Nora Heidorn. GynePunk have developed open-source, DIY gynaecological kits for self diagnosis by those who have no access to or fear discrimination by public health services. Their activist practice aims to promote self-knowledge and learning with regard to our own bodies, to offer a counterpoint to the authority of expert opinion, and to explore patient-led methods of
diagnosis and treatment. Click here to book by email 

 

Image: Gynepunk.

 

Studio Artists News

Image above: Matt Calderwood.

Matt Calderwood is showing video in GENERATION LOSS, curated by Ed Atkins from the Julia Stoschek collection in Dusseldorf. It has just opened and is on for a year. He also has a solo show of 3 new large scale works in the foyer of 5 Howick Place, SW1P 1WG until late October and is in PLAN UNPLAN a group show at Stephen Lawrence Gallery, Greenwich, which opens 14th July.

 

Image above: Kevin Dunbar.

Kevin Dunbar is in a group show at Exchange Tower Canary Wharf Momart 24 July – 4 August. 6th Floor, 2 Harbour Exchange Square, London, E14 9GE.

 

Image above: Alicia Paz (detail).

Alicia Paz is showing in the summer exhibition at the Kunstverein Roederhof, Germany. Gut 50, 38838 Römerhof. Alicia’s new website features news on several more shows she’s in currently.

 

Image above: Sam Hodge (detail).

Sam Hodge is participating in a group show ‘In Residence’ at Griffin Gallery,  Evesham St, London, W11 4AJ. July 27 – Aug 25, PV July 26 6-9pm. This exhibition is showcasing the work of artists who have been in residence at Griffin gallery, where artists are encouraged to experiment and innovate with materials.

 

and finally, Kate Hardy’s painting students from the evening course she runs in our education room are showing at Cafe East, Roman Rd until September:

 

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Arts Award Exhibition 2017- Chisenhale Primary School

17 July, 2017  |  Featured, Public Programme, Schools

For several years now the school’s programme has been led by artist Sara Heywood and run in partnership with Chisenhale Art Place. The programme aims to inspire young people to grow their arts and leadership talents: it’s creative, valuable and accessible.

An important part of the programme is the special opportunity the children have to visit working artists in their studios, this allows the children to talk directly with the artist and see their work first hand – this year they visited Chisenhale Studio artists Diana Taylor and Sam Hodge.

On the 9th of June the children were surprised by a taster session with Sam Hodges, she took materials over to the school and gave the kids a guided demonstration of a printmaking technique favored by her. Each of the children produced several prints which they proudly displayed a the exhibition.

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Studio4 Summer Residency – Jennifer Martin

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Throughout July, Jennifer Martin will be presenting Full of Loops, an interactive installation which appropriates the aesthetic and functional structure of ‘Old Time’ portrait studios with attention to the inherent problems of such places in which race and gender are usually stereotypes for an experience of fairground fun. As part of this project Jennifer is hosting several events including these reading groups which you can book to attend.

 

Reading Groups:

 

Wednesday 19 July, 6.30–8.30pm. Participation in the Photographic Act.

As chair of this reading group, Jennifer Martin will address aspects of participation and agency in the photographic act, discussing a text from Ariella Azoulay’s The Civil Contract of Photography.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/participation-in-the-photographic-act-reading-group-tickets-35825003550

 

 

Saturday 22 July, 14.00–16.00pm. Temporality & the Anthropocene.

Sasha Litvintseva’s doctoral research (Goldsmiths University) focuses on ‘geological film making’ as a ‘visual strategy for the Anthropocene’. As chair of this reading group, Litvintseva will respond to the Full of Loops installation and thematic Western film genre in relation to her research on the Anthropocene and temporality.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/temporality-the-anthropocene-reading-group-tickets-35864071403

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Pete Lloyd Lewis Award: Recipients 2017-18

We are excited to announce that this year’s PLL Award has been offered jointly to two recent MA graduates, David Blackmore and Fritha Jenkins. Each will occupy half of Pete’s former 500 square foot studio for a year. David graduated from The Slade School of Art (UCL) in 2015 and Fritha graduated from The Ruskin School of Art (Oxford University) in 2016. It is the first time we have given the award jointly. Both artists are experimental makers with sculptural practices who will benefit immensely from use of this large, free space at a transformative time in their careers. Fritha and David each demonstrate strong connections to the processes and values that were important to Pete and each of them present exciting proposals for our public programme. In addition to their shared space, David and Fritha will have access to our ground floor studio for regular solo presentations, events and public engagement activity during their year at Chisenhale Studios.

 

In his statement David Blackmore says: “My practice hinges on the boundaries between order and dissent. I intend to push my studio practice further, processing new developments by interacting with visible signs of authority and ownership and exploring methods for undermining materials. My contribution to the public programme at Chisenhale Studios will include a curated a series of events to further explore the instigating factor of my practice; frustration. This will be accompanied by open studio weekends and a Rage Room where visitors will be encouraged to lash out towards inanimate objects in a controlled environment.”

And Fritha Jenkins writes: “I intend to use this award as an intense period of making, with time for consolidating and developing ideas and processes which I began to open up during my MFA course. The resulting new body of work will have outcomes across sculpture, performance and video. I’ll also be creating work in response to material from the archive of the science writer, hovercraft expert and IJNA fellow Angela Croome. I’ll be curating a public programme involving talks, performance, exhibits and screenings broadly related to themes in my research and practice. Alongside this I’ll be continuing my work engaging with elderly people and their carers; seeking out meaningful and playful collaborations.”

The award commemorates the life of Pete Lloyd Lewis who worked in Chisenhale’s Studio 3 until his death from cancer in 2013. A critical and enquiring artist and teacher, Pete was instrumental to the growth and development of Chisenhale Art Place, of which he was a founder member. Pete’s practice was playful, experimental and open to diverse influences and media. He was preoccupied with the boundaries between the artificial and the real, often amplifying the synthetic qualities of materials and forms by contextualising them in relation to nature. The award is generously supported by Ted Sumner who was Pete’s partner, providing a studio rent-free for one year.  Previous recipients are Athena Papadopoulos, Hannah Honeywill and Seth Pimlott.

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Studio4 Summer Residencies 2017

Throughout July, Jennifer Lauren Martin will be presenting Full of Loops, an interactive installation which appropriates the aesthetic and functional structure of ‘Old Time’ portrait studios with attention to the inherent problems of such places in which race and gender are usually stereotypes for an experience of fairground fun.

In August, Girolamo Marri will invite friends and neighbours to take part in a series of small scale events in and out of Studio4. These events will be based on the processes that make up a conference or a talk, such as the choice of a relevant topic, setting up an appropriate space, promoting and documenting the event, or simply being part of an audience. Although they’ll be presented as functional, no stress will be placed on efficiency or any final outcome, rather the events will be infused with ludic energy, oneiric obscurity, and unbinding ephemerality.

During September Cherelle Sappleton will offer to digitise analogue photographs belonging to women of colour from the general public. In exchange, participants will be asked to donate a copy of the resultant digital file(s) which, with their permission, will join her collection of source imagery as she develops new collage works for a project with the BBFA (Black British Female Artist) collective. The pieces completed during her time in the studio will be shown in a group exhibition with BBFA in autumn 2017.

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