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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