Here are three new recent works to see, touch and read.
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Zu vier Händen I (2018) by Kimberely Harvey and Hamish MacPherson. Camera: Luke W Moody
Zu vier Händen
On 6 September Kimberley Harvey & I are showing a short film and running a short workshop at the Southbank Centre as part of The Space Inbetween. This all day event (£10 + £3 booking fee) features work by 24 artists from across the UK who have taken part in intensive research and development labs and residencies at Metal in Peterborough, Southend and Liverpool, produced by Metal and artist Kate Marsh.
We Took Photographs
In May 2018 Paul Hughes, Simon Ellis and I had an artistic residency at S’ALA in Sassari, Italy. It was an open-ended residency and we wrote a response to our time there. It covers things to do with collaboration, power and when things don’t seem to be going right.
“So we ask ourselves: why would anyone be interested in reading this? We went on a residency together and stepped on each other’s toes – this is hardly unique. But rather than shrugging this off, we think there might be some value in sticking with this writing; some reason to risk its earnestness and narcissism. That we might learn something in an attempt to stick with and articulate these feelings of shame, anger and grief. Something shifted, and the shift was fleeting and fragmented. How can we report on this shift; notice and communicate one’s own trauma as-it-is-happening? And to whom are we communicating: before whose eyes are we trying to understanding ourselves and make ourselves known?”
If it sleeps it's alive
200 x 100 mm yellow velvet sleep mask with white elastic headband and black or white embroidery. Edition of two. 2018
Featuring a quote from Douglas Copland's 1998 novel Girlfriend in a Coma this work is designed to be worn as as sleep mask. It is activated as someone pauses to read the text and an uncertain relationship between the sleeping and the awake persons is revealed.