At the culmination of her six-week residency AJ Stockwell will be presenting Fadic Rock.
Clay, sound and a stage come together to reveal a point in time that has been lost to history. The work draws on AJ’s ongoing research into the Society of White Rock, a community centered round the preservation of precious porcelain, and its customs and folk traditions.
Elements of museum display and theatre design are employed to accompany a soundtrack of repeat rhythms and tones, in an effort to sing the fadic rock back into present time. This singing of the rock mirrors a folk custom of ‘singing the land’ emerging from AJ’s memories of her maternal connection to the Western Isles.
The ‘fadic rock’ is a material lost in time, a fiction born of physical stuff, a utopic material fetish.
During the evening, AJ will speak about her research with Fiona MacDonald (artist and Director of Standpoint Futures) as a performed ‘in conversation’ event.
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Studio 4, Chisenhale Studios, 64-84 Chisenhale Rd, London E3 5QZ
Please Buzz the Office for entry or call 020 8981 1916
Standpoint Futures visual art development residencies are for 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 integrate London and the regional UK art world to promote access and the exchange of ideas. Participants are provided with accommodation in London, mentoring from relevant professionals, and work space. The programme in 2017 is run in partnership with Chisenhale Studios.
Pete Lloyd Lewis Studio Award: One Year Studio for a 2015 or 2016 MA/MFA Graduate.
Applications are now open for the 2017/18 Pete Lloyd Lewis Studio Award, which offers a free studio to one artist for one year from 1st June. Now in its fourth year, the award is open to applications from Fine Art MA/MFA graduates who completed their courses in either 2015 or 2016. This annual award commemorates the work and life of Pete Lloyd Lewis, an artist and founding member of Chisenhale Art Place which encompasses Chisenhale Studios.
Pete’s practice was playful, experimental and open to diverse influences and media, from text, glitter and celebrity photojournalism, to sculptural installation, video and print. 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. Pete’s exhibitions were daring and genre-defying: a series of paintings worn as clothes, a performance space for the homeless, and ‘Sneeze’ a video comprising snippets of 80 second footage by 80 artists. He used collaboration and curating as methods of investigating the expanded possibilities of image-making in dialogue with different communities.
The successful application should demonstrate how aspects of the applicant’s own practice could make connections with, or respond to, the themes and ideas that shaped Pete’s work.
Chisenhale Art Place is an arts education charity and all studio artists are expected to contribute to its public benefit. With 40 studios, it is an active space with regular artist run events, workshops and open studios. The recipient of the Pete Lloyd Lewis Award would also be expected to contribute to the Studios’ public programme through occasional showings/events and assisting with community engagement.
The studio itself is:
- 520 sq ft.
- 1stfloor, with no lift access.
- No central heating
How to Apply:
Please send us a single PDF containing your answers to the four questions below with three images of your recent works and a current CV. The file size should not exceed 5MB and the file name must include your own name. Please email applications to email@example.com with PLL Award as the subject line.
- Describe your practice with reference to recent works (max 350 words)
- How does your practice relate to some of the themes and processes that Pete valued? (max 250 words).
- Why do you need a free studio for a year and how would you make the most of this opportunity to develop your practice? (max 300 words).
- How might you contribute to Chisenhale Studios’ public-facing programme? (max 200 words)
Deadline for applications is 10am, Thursday 13th April 2017.
A shortlist of applicants will be made, with interviews most likely to held on Thursday 4th May. As accommodation and travel is not part of the award, applicants should already be settled in London.
More information on Chisenhale Studios can be found on our website www.chisenhale.co.uk/chisenhale
We are inviting proposals for Studio4 Residencies at Chisenhale Studios. Residencies will take place between July and September 2017, ranging between one and two months depending on your project needs (please specify in your application if there’s a particular time slot you’d prefer).
The residencies provide free use of the Studio4 Project Space to artists seeking a short-term studio to develop an idea or execute a project. The aim of each residency is to provide opportunity for a visual artist to experiment with new work or ideas in a fresh, uncluttered space that facilitates sharing and participation while making artistic processes visible to new audiences.
In exchange for use of the studio, the artist undertaking each residency is expected to engage a wider artistic network as well as people who live and work in our local area, involving them in the artistic process through the development of the work itself or a few small public events, showings, workshops, studio conversations etc. Ideally, smaller open-door sessions could also happen during the residency, as an opportunity to engage with other Chisenhale members.
To apply, please write to tell us about the project or idea you’d like to work on, why you need this free short-term studio to realise it and how you will engage people outside of Chisenhale Art Place during the residency. It would be helpful to include what benefit you think will be gained by those audiences and the impact it will have on your practice. Please state your anticipated duration in the studio and any time preference over the summer.
Please note that Studio4 is on the first floor and the building unfortunately has no lift. Studio events should be suitable for small audiences of up to 50 people. We also have a more accessible ground floor education room which could also be made available for public activities.
Applications are due by 10am on Thursday 6th April 2017. Interviews for short-listed applicants will mostly likely be held on Monday 24th April.
Submission will only be accepted in the following format:
- Proposal of project idea, including detail of information requested above. One or two A4 pages, minimum font size 11.
- Current CV. No more than two A4 pages giving current and relevant experience.
- Supporting images. Text and images from previous projects or illustrating your proposal. No more than three A4 pages, with images saved at a low resolution. Your website address could be added for additional info, but we can’t guarantee we’ll be able to look at it.
Please combine all the above into one pdf file, clearly marked your name. We will not accept submissions that exceed 7 pages and 5MB file size.
Submissions and queries to firstname.lastname@example.org
We’ve had some fantastic projects recently realised in Studio4, including Byzantia Harlow’s work with Roman Road Market, Liz Lake’s research into the ecologies of industrial materials such as concrete, and Save Me a Place’s experiments in collaborative sculptural collage. Do see other postings on our website for previous residencies and events taking place in our project space. http://chisenhale.co.uk/chisenhale/public-programme/project-space/
image: Save Me A Place July 2016
For the culmination of his Standpoint Futures residency in our Studio4, Simon Bayliss is collaborating with artists and musicians working with pop music, rave and live performance. The event has developed through conversations with Sian Dorrer performing as Acid Prawn, and Susie Green who collaborates with Bayliss as Splash Addict.
The idea of metamorphosis stems from Splash Addict’s latest track, a dance cover of ‘Smalltown Boy’ by Bronski Beats, the lyrics of which describe a painful life-transition from oppressive parochial sexual-conservatism to urban liberation.
Acid Prawn’s piece ‘What Women Do’ (featuring Joey Four) features live soundtrack, online make-up tutorials and sandwich making. Rafal Zajko (Into the Wild Alumnus!) will be performing a psychedelic sound work in collaboration with pop singer Zoee. Lobsta B aka Leon Bayliss, will be DJing a ‘pop-rave megamix’.
Studio4, Chisenhale Studios, 64-84 Chisenhale Rd, London E3 5QZ
Please Buzz the Office for entry or call 020 8981 1916
Event: Thursday 19th January 6.30-8.30pm.
Mapping the interconnected ecologies of material cycles, Liz Lake’s installation demonstrates how the values, uses and physical properties of industrial substances transform over time. In her fieldwork footage, mountains of gypsum are chemically removed from power station gasses ready to be sold as additives for construction or food production; and unwanted incinerator ash finds new life as breezeblock.
A series of sculptures presents these relations in the abstract language of the materials themselves, incorporating concrete, tarmac, copper, plaster and resin in diagram-like composites. This is the first showing of an ongoing project that Liz Lake has been working on during a 3-month residency at Chisenhale Studios.
Chisenhale Studios has teamed up with Standpoint Futures in 2017 to host residencies in our Studio4 space. Standpoint Futures is an established programme of visual art development residencies for emerging/mid career artists who are based outside Greater London. They are designed to be flexible and responsive to the project, needs and desired outcomes of individual participants. Standpoint Futures’ 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.
Following interviews in October 2016, three artists were selected by Standpoint Futures Director Fiona Macdonald, Chisenhale Studios Arts Manager Andrea Davidson and curators from the residencies’ regional partners MOSTYN Llandudno, Plymouth Arts Centre and Castlefield Gallery Manchester.
Each artist will spend six weeks at Chisenhale Studios where they are provided with our Studio4 space, accommodation, and individually tailored mentoring and development, plus modest per diem & travel allowance. At the end of each residency the artist will present a public event relating to their practice.
Simon Bayliss (23 January – 3 March). Event: Thursday 3rd March 7pm. simon-bayliss.com
Simon explores identity and what it means to be both rural and queer, through celebration of rural traditions such as landscape painting and slipware pottery. He also collaborates with artist Lucy Stein as BLISS (Bayliss & Stein), and has recently set up the ‘Artist Tea Towel Company’. Simon is based in Cornwall.
AJ Stockwell (20 March – 28 April). Event: Thursday 27th April 7pm. aj-stockwell.com
AJ is interested in how human life can be defined and archived through objects and materials, and how communication can operate across timelines through a shared material culture. Working across sculpture, video and text, recent work has focused on observing how ceramic artefacts construct images of past lives and cultures. AJ is based in Cardiff; her residency is supported by The Fenton Arts Trust.
Nicola Dale (15 May – 23 June). Event: Thursday 22nd June 7pm. nicoladale.com
Nicola Dale makes sculptures and performances that arise mainly out of research within institutional archives (recent examples include: Shanghai Library, National Arts Education Archive Yorkshire Sculpture Park, University of Manchester Medical School). She is interested in how knowledge manifests itself and how its continuation is constructed. Nicola is based in Stockport.
For further details please look at the Standpoint Futures archive. Standpoint Futures is supported by Arts Council England, Arts Council Wales, Chisenhale Studios and the Fenton Arts Trust.
Image: Nicola Dale, Model for Ideology VI
During her Studio4 residency, Liz Lake will be making a film and sculptural installation exploring concrete and breeze block production by mapping the landscapes of manufacturing, transport and construction of these materials in and around London.
You can find more information about Liz on her website: lizlake.info
Chisenhale Artist Jon George talks about his work with Barry Lin this Saturday in Studio4.
If you would like to hear about the inspiration behind his work come along, to confirm you place email email@example.com
Open Studio with Seth Pimlott, recipient of the Pete Lloyd Lewis Studio Award. Recently completing his MA in Sculpture at the Royal College of Art, Seth’s work involves developing narratives with different groups – musicians, actors and children, for example. See some of his completed films and new work in progress.
Where:Studio 3, 1st Floor @ Studios.
Jeremy Hutchison: in heaven people play peacefully sometimes people helping each other love making and working together peacefully
A performance (with informal labourers and 4-channel surround sound)
Task Rabbit is an app that allows people to outsource part-time jobs, or tasks. The company proposes “We do chores. You live life.” Tasks commonly include cleaning, walking dogs, building furniture and waiting in queues. Workers are able to fit their work to their lifestyle; working when they want, where they want. The apparent freedom offered by employment platforms of this kind has seen their popularity explode. But as the workforce has inflated, so an increasing dissatisfaction has appeared with the terms of employment. The alienation hovering beneath the surface of this labour model is becoming manifest in lawsuits, class actions and strikes.
Over the past few months, Jeremy Hutchison has used the Task Rabbit app to employ groups of micro-labourers in his studio. Rather than walking dogs, they have been tasked to imagine ways in which solidarity might be applied to their fragmented labour conditions. In a recent example, he assembled four workers for an interview. This interview operated within the conditions of a verbal game, which required the four workers to respond as if they were a single subjectivity.
For this durational performance elements of this research will be presented, while the group will rehearse new manifestations of solidarity between labour, bodies and space.
15 mins, continuous loop.
Where: Studio 4, 1st Floor @ Studios.
Cost/Booking: Free, drop-in.
These events are part of our Without Walls programme taking place throughout Chisenhale Art Place. Please see the full programme here