Our Standpoint Futures resident Beth Emily Richards has moved into Studio4 for six weeks of mentoring and making.
Beth is an artist and researcher based in Plymouth. Her work investigates contemporary mythmaking, often exploring popular culture and its associated idiosyncratic subcultures. Frequently the work seeks to complicate macho narratives by re-performing them in ways that use absurdism and failure to undermine dominant histories.
Past works have engaged with personae such as Harry Houdini, Robert Falcon Scott, Francis Drake, Arnold Schwarzenegger and William ‘Buffalo Bill’ Cody; as well as with social trends such as ‘tombstoning’ (teenagers jumping off cliffs into the sea), Mexican telenovelas, ‘80s-‘90s action films, roller derby girls, Western movies, scouting, and motivational speaking.
Working with others is central to Beth’s practice, which frequently involves collaborating with location-based or interest-based communities. During her time at Standpoint Futures she will be consolidating and expanding upon a group of occult enthusiasts and experts with whom she has been attending workshops responding to the life and work of Ithell Colquhoun, a surrealist artist, writer and occultist who worked in Cornwall in the mid-twentieth century.
Beth’s new body of work not only responds to Colquhoun’s creative output and divinatory practices, but to the experience of working with a diverse group of artists, writers and magical practitioners, and forming a temporary community with them. More info at www.bethemilyrichards.com. Image from Ancient Scent project, 2017.
Standpoint Futures visual art development residencies are for emerging/mid-career artists, based outside Greater London. They are designed to be flexible and responsive to the project, needs and desired outcomes of individual participants.
The residency’s chief aims are to provide high quality, individualised opportunities to develop the artist’s practice and career, and to promote the exchange of ideas between London and the wider UK art world.
Standpoint Futures is run in partnership and hosted with Chisenhale Studios with support from Arts Council England, Arts Council Wales and the Fenton Arts Trust. http://www.standpointlondon.co.uk/residencies
Chisenhale Studios is pleased to announce the 14 artists selected for Into the Wild 2018:
Ayo Akingbade (LCC), Marc Blazel (Brighton), Jamie Bradley (Chelsea), Noa Carvajal (Royal Central School of Speech and Drama), Jodie Chinn (Goldsmiths), Verity Coward (Goldsmiths), Annabel Duggleby (Wimbledon), George Hill-Baker (Wimbledon), Megan Jenkins (Glasgow), Yoojin Lee (Gerrit Rietveld Academie), Lawrence Pardoe (Slade), Adam Paroussos (Central St Martins), Elinor Stanley (Glasgow), Ted Targett (Wimbledon).
The group were selected by a panel of judges including artists Richard Layzell, Sarah Kate Wilson and Louise Ashcroft (ITW Programme Leader), and our Arts Manager Andrea Davidson.
The programme kicks off in early December with a 2-day intensive during which participants will get to know one another’s practices and collectively influence the design of the 10-week taught course which commences in January.
Later in the year the group will carry out individual research projects in association with external organisations, host events and an exhibition, and take part in a mentoring programme led by emerging curators Nora-Swantje Almes and Andrew Price who are currently on the Goldsmiths MFA in Curating.
Now in its fourth year, this ambitious programme develops artists’ practices and careers during the challenging period after undergraduate study.
The programme is funded by Arts Council England and Chisenhale Art Place.
MAKE A SURREALIST DRAWING
Artist: Kate Hardy
Time: 1pm – 1.30pm, Saturday and Sunday (21 and 22 Oct)
Kate Hardy invites 5 participants with any or no drawing experience to make three surrealist drawings in a 30 minute workshop starting at 1pm promptly on Saturday and Sunday October 21 & 22. If you’d like to secure a place, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE FEAR IS BACK
Artists: Into the Wild 2016-17 (see names below)
Time: Friday 6-9pm, Sat & Sun 1-5pm
Over the Open Weekend 20-22 October, Studio4 will host ‘The Fear is Back’ – a group show of works by some of the 2016-17 participants of Chisenhale Studios ‘Into the Wild’ programme.
Liam Geary Baulch
Image Credit: Film still from Ben Tupper’s War all of time. Courtesy of the artist.
Artist: Hilary Rosen
Time: 3.15pm Saturday and Sunday
Two opportunities to hear Hilary Rosen talk about her methodologies and ideas concerning monoprints, which can viewed in her studio.
Facilitation Piece (for harmonious being) 2017
Artist: Monika Oechsler
Studio: Performance Studio at Chisenhale Dance Space
Time: 7.30 – 8.30pm Friday 20th October
A new live performance conceived by Monika Oechsler in collaboration with artist and technologist Charles Gershom.
Oechsler’s new live work presents two simultaneous and intermittent durational performances, Live Chat & Sound Stage. Both parts explore how our perception of time and place has changed through social media interaction.
Using social media platforms and physical movement, the performative actions will be transformed into an acoustic echo chamber that immerses the viewer in an experimental sonic landscape. The audience may enter at any time during the performance and freely walk around the space of performance.
Artist: Paulina Michnowska
Time: 11.15am – 12.45pm, Saturday 21st October
For: Children accompanied by an adult.
Paulina Michnowska, an artist who incorporates ceramics within her visual allegories, opens her studio for some hands-on clay making. Encouraging family learning, Paulina will teach participants how to work with clay to create individual masks (since it’s nearly Hallowe’en!). She will then fire the masks in an off-site kiln, which participants can collect during the following week.
****update**** We’ve had a lot of requests to make trainers instead of masks, so that’s what we’re going to do! Trainers win!
Jeremy Hutchison, Sarah Kate Wilson
Monolimum, 2017 (video still)
ARTISTS IN CONVERSATION
Artists: Sarah Kate Wilson and Jeremy Hutchison
Time: 4pm, Saturday 20th October 2017
Join artists Sarah Kate Wilson and Jeremy Hutchison as they discuss cross-overs in their working practices. This special Open Weekend ‘in-conversation’ event will focus on the strategies they employ to produce work and the underpinnings of each of their practices, such as collaboration and labour.
More about the artists:
Sarah Kate Wilson’s paintings defy stasis, meaning any experience of the work, is merely just one of many momentary experiences. She employs materials imbued with particular properties, as a means of ensuring material unfixity and collaborates with audiences to produce paintings that remain in a permanent state of impermanence.
Wilson lives and works in London. Recent exhibitions include ‘Do Disturb’, 2017 at Palais de Tokyo, Paris and ‘Iris’ a solo show at Baltic 39 as part of ‘Figure Three’, Newcastle, 2016. In 2015 she had a solo show at the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena, California, and in 2014 had a three-person exhibition at The Newlyn Gallery, Cornwall. She curated ‘Painting in Time’ at The Tetley, Leeds in 2015 which then toured to The School of The Arts Institute Chicago, Sullivan Galleries in 2016. Wilson is an Associate Lecturer at Camberwell College of Arts, UAL (Painting) and Bath Spa University (Fine Art).
Jeremy Hutchison (b. 1979) is a British artist based in London. Having received a distinction from the Slade School of Fine Art, he was recently a member of the Whitney Independent Study Program, NYC. Often working in sites of production and consumption, he constructs situations that disrupt the power relations encoded in neoliberal ideology. He has recently exhibited at ICA, London; Modern Art Oxford; V&A Museum, London; Bikini Wax, Mexico City; Jerwood Space, London; Fondazione Prada, Athens; Lisson Gallery, London; Z33, Hasselt; Nassauischer Kunstverein, Weisbaden; EVA International Biennale, Limerick; Radar, Loughborough University; Galeri Mana, Istanbul and Southbank Centre, London.
CREATE YOUR EUROPEANPA55PORT
Artist: David Blackmore
Time: 1-5 pm Saturday and Sunday (21 and 22 October)
David Blackmore will be making a participatory artwork that aims to challenge notions of national identity – using transnational European identity as an alternative.
Dependent upon the Open Weekend visitors, who will be working with their own passport covers, this work will instigate, develop and maintain a conversation surrounding the relevance of national and European identity as BREXIT approaches.
David asks that people wishing to fully participate should bring their passports. However, if you’re interested in exploring the idea of European transnationalism and are not willing to use your own passport, an alternative process will be made available.
Find out more about a similar workshop run by David here.
Workshop is drop-in.
The Chisenhale Art Place Open Weekend is back! Join us 20-22 October for a free weekend of open studios, tours, exhibitions and workshops. Events take place across the building, so it is a great opportunity to explore Chisenhale Dance Space, Chisenhale Gallery and Chisenhale Studios at one time.
The full programme is here. And you can see the individual event details by visiting the websites of Chisenhale Dance Space, Chisenhale Gallery and here below for the Studios.
Saturday & Sunday 1-5pm
All of the 40 artist studios will be open throughout the weekend hours. It’s a wonderful and informal opportunity to meet the artists, see their work and learn about their working processes.
Participating studio artists:
Gail Pickering, Diane Martin, Virginia Phongsathorn, Fritha Jenkins, David Blackmore, Kate Hardy, Jo Stockham, Malcolm Jones, Matt Calderwood, Nigel O’Neill, Di Livey, John Fuller, Jon George, Kevin Harrison, Amikam Toren, Sheena Macrae, Marta Bakst, Sarah Kate Wilson, Ingrid Kerma, Vincent Milne, Hilary Rosen, Charlotte Mew, Edward Chell, Dan Turner, Zoë Mendelson, Paulina Michnowska, Jeremy Hutchison, Richard Layzell, Karen Russo, John Askew, Joy Girvin, Sean Dawson, Lee Maelzer, Shezad Dawood, Monika Oechsler, Sam Hodge, Alicia Paz, Diana Taylor, Andy Ridley, Mark Fairnington, Kevin Dunbar.
Everyone is welcome to take their time and explore the studios at their own pace. We also offer guided tours, providing a five-minute introduction to each artist.
1pm: 1st Floor/Ground Floor Studios
2pm: 2nd Floor Studios
3pm: 3rd Floor Studios
Many of the artists will be offering short learning sessions and discussions in their studios. These will evolve as the artists prepare for the weekend, and a list will be published of the planned activities a little closer to the time. These are always fun and popular sessions, guaranteed to generate a new skill or idea! Keep an eye on social media for further info or check back on this page.
Saturday events: Ceramics for Children, Create your own European Pa55port with David Blackmore, Drawing with Kate Hardy, Insight into monoprint process by Hilary Rosen, An artists’In-conversation’ between Sarah Kate Wilson and Jeremy Hutchison.
Sunday events: Create your own European Pa55port with David Blackmore, Drawing with Kate Hardy, Insight into monoprint process by Hilary Rosen/
Studio4, our residency and project studio, will host an exhibition of work by the current year Into the Wild participants. Into the Wild is a programme devised by Chisenhale Studio artists to support and develop recent BA graduates, to thrive and survive in the artworld after college. It’s wildly successful and the group show will feature artists you’ll be seeing much more of in the future.
Facilitation Piece (for harmonious being) 2017 is new live performance by artist Monika Oechsler, in collaboration with artist & technologist Charles Gershom. This experimental work presents two simultaneous and intermittent durational performances, Live Chat & Sound Stage. Both parts explore how our perception of time and place has changed through social media interaction. Facilitation Piece (for harmonious being) has been commissioned by Chisenhale Studios for the Open Weekend with support from Chisenhale Dance Space.
Performance time: 7.30 – 8.30pm Friday 20th October at Chisenhale Dance Space.
The studio artists are delighted to be running Window Shopping over the Open Weekend, an initiative to raise crucial funds to repair some of the windows in the Studios. Over 40 artists have kindly donated window-pane-sized works on paper which will be displayed and on sale for £100 each. The donated works will be available to view digitally in advance, but can only be bought in person during the weekend opening hours. Purchased work will be taken off the display once paid for, so we advise arriving early if you have your eye on something specific!