The Jacket Ran Away:
A new text by Lucy Reynolds
The Artists’ Research Centre is delighted to announce the publication of a new text by Lucy Reynolds, commissioned as part of Corin Sworn’s Fellowship in Leeds. Reynolds’ elegant and thoughtful text takes Sworn’s recent work The Coat as a starting point for reflecting on her wider work and developments in her practice influenced by her research into Commedia dell’ Arte for her Max Mara Prize.
Artists’ Film – Landscape
selected by Alexandra Leykauf
Kenneth Anger | Stan van der Beek | Marcel Broodthaers | Maya Deren | Ger van Elk | Simon FaithFull | Hollis Frampton | General Idea Alexandra Leykauf | Marie Menke | Toshio Matsumoto | William Raban | Margaret Tait | Pieter Vanderbeck | Bill Viola| Joyce Wieland
18 – 20 August 2017, Admission Free
Introductory Talk: Friday 18 August, 6pm
Book a place here
As part of her Fellowship research Alexandra Leykauf presents a collection of films focusing on her interest in the representation of landscape and how we come to understand, remember and articulate our relationship to the land. This collection of films will be presented over four screens as part of the Maximum Overdrive exhibition at Focal Point Gallery in Southend. Leykauf has devised a screening schedule which will feature films playing alongside each other creating a unique collage of image and sound resonating with her conception that the very idea of a landscape is something conjured from layers and fragments of the past filtered through combined notions of culture, history and society.
Join us at Focal Point Gallery, Southend on Friday 18 August at 6pm for drinks to celebrate the launch this programme and hear Leykauf discuss her selections for the the show.
ARTISTS’ RESEARCH CENTRE RECOMMENDS:
30 June to 6 August 2017
Free, Book tickets here
Part of Raven Row’s fabulous revisiting if the Theatre of Mistakes, Going is a fugue for five performers in five acts, arranged from mannerisms of departure. It concerns going, or attempting to go, when the participants are bound together as closely as the strands of a knotted ring. Attempting to be each other, as opposed to a character, every performer has to learn all the parts, and thus every move and each gesture. Each weaves a role identical to that of the others, into different moments, but of the same role.
Two 24 Hour Books – Published by Cabinet
The Horse Hospital
Monday 17 July, 7-9pm
The Ambivalents by Sally O’Reilly
About Cabinet’s “24-Hour Book” series
Inspired by literary precedents such as automatic writing, by the resourcefulness of the bricoleur making do with what
is at hand, and by the openness toward chance that all artistic production under severe constraint must necessarily incorporate, Cabinet’s “24-Hour Book” series invites a number of distinguished authors and artists to be incarcerated in its gallery space to complete a project from start to finish within twenty-four hours.
About Jeff Dolven
Jeff Dolven is a critic and poet who teaches at Princeton University. He is the author of two books of criticism, Scenes of Instruction (University of Chicago Press, 2007) and Senses of Style (University of Chicago Press, 2017), and a book of poems, Speculative Music (Sarabande, 2013). He has written frequently for Cabinet on topics ranging from player pianos to poisoned milk.
About Sally O’Reilly
Sally O’Reilly writes for performance, page, and video. Recent projects include the novel Crude (Eros Press, 2016), libretti for the operas And London Burned (Temple Music Foundation) and the The Virtues of Things (Royal Opera, Aldeburgh Music, Opera North, 2015) and a monograph on Mark Wallinger (Tate Publishing, 2015). She was writer-in-residence at Modern Art Oxford (2016) and at Whitechapel Art Gallery (2010-11).
NEW FELLOWSHIPS ANNOUNCED:
Alexandra Leykauf and Becky Beasley
May – November 2017
The Artists’ Research Centre is working in collaboration with Focal Point Gallery, Southend Museums and Libraries and the University of Essex on two research fellowships in Southend.
Over the next 6 months Alexandre Leykauf will be working with curators, academics and archivists to develop her research into the representation of landscape and its importance within the creative imagination. Focusing on the landscape of the estuary and the history of Southend, the fellowship will result in a programme of events, talks and workshops hosted at Focal Point Gallery and around Southend, Essex.
Following a period of research in the libraries, archives and museums of Southend, Becky Beasley will a produce a new work of science fiction in response to the social and political history of Southend. The final work will be published as a limited edition and placed within the Forum Library.
More information about the artists and their plans for the fellowships can be found here.
Details of all events can be found here.
Live Library: Performing Selves
Saturday 4 March, 11am – 5pm
£5 (£3 cons) Book a place
A day of talks, films and performance considering the history and evolution of the performance of identity. From the early modern stage to the digital platforms of social media, the Live Library presents a spectrum of approaches to understanding how the idea of a ‘self’ is manifested in our culture. Is an individual defined by their professional activity, their financial status or their emotional state? How has society’s willingness to understand the self as a combination of these factors created new ways for identity to be expressed across these registers? What is the future for how we can present ourselves to the world and how will this affect our interactions with others?
To mark the culmination of Corin Sworn’s ARC Fellowship, artists, writers and academics have been invited to give short presentations on their work considering these and other questions, which will be followed by a conversations with Sworn about the ways these ideas connect to her own research.
Dr Elsa Richardson
University of Strathclyde
Image: Boo Ritson, Marilyn, 2008
Louise Hervé and Chloé Maillet: The Unnamed Room
28 January 2017, 1-3pm
Meet at the Parkinson Steps, Leeds
Pavilion presents The Unnamed Room, a new multi-site performance by artists Louise Hervé and Chloé Maillet, which is based on the artists’ explorations of the suffragette movement in Leeds. The event extends the artists’ interests in early precedents of performance art, historical reconstruction and feminist histories. The event will begin on the University of Leeds campus and end at the Hyde Park Picture House with a screening of the artists’ latest film Spectacles without Objects (2016). The performance is funded by Fluxus Fund.
More information at Pavillion
Artists’ Film – Selected by Corin Sworn
Sunday 4 February, 2017. 2-4pm
Admission Free. Book here
A programme of artists’ films selected by Corin Sworn as part of her Research Fellowship investigating histories of performed identity from early modern theatre to social media.
Hannah Black, Duncan Campbell, Andrea Crespo, Andrea Dojmi, Dan Graham, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Martine Syms, Emily Wardill
Image: Emily Wardill, Ben, 2007 Courtesy of LUX
Performance and Artists Film Programme – Selected by Corin Sworn
Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 February 2017
Over the first weekend in February as part of her ARC Fellowship, Corin Sworn will be presenting a performance work as part of the Performance and Uncertainty international symposium at Tetley Art Gallery produced by Kiff Bamford and Harold Offeh.
Sworn will also select a film programme to be shown at the Tetley on Sunday 5 February, 2-4pm as part of her ongoing research into the performance of identity. Tickets for both events can be booked here.
Thursday 5 January 2017, 6.30pm
Fellowship Performance: Corin Sworn & Cara Tolmie
Wednesday 30 November, 7pm
A performance by Sworn work presented as part of her Fellowship that dismantle, reconstruct and reconfigure a group of materials and memories they have collected, investigating forms of narrative and their relationship to time and context.
Part of celebrations to mark the Tetley’s third birthday the evening will include speeches by Arts Council England’s Director of Yorkshire, Michelle Dickson and Chair of The Tetley’s board, Gerald Jennings.Enjoy rum cocktails courtesy of Appleton Estate and birthday cake, courtesy of Street Lane Bakery, followed by music in the Bar & Kitchen until late!
Congratulations to Cara Tolmie on her 2016 Hamlyn Award.
Delighted to be working with Cara Tolmie and Corin Sworn on their performance as part of Sworn’s Research Fellowship.
Corin Sworn Leeds Fellowship: Launch Event
Wednesday 9 November, 2-4pm
Launched at the Tetley Gallery Corin Sworn’s Fellowship began with a range of presentations from research partners and artists in Leeds. The Fellowship will run until March 2017 with events and workshops throughout. See below for more details.
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