Catherine Long is a visual artist with a background in contemporary dance. She holds a PhD on feminist video art awarded by Chelsea College of Arts, University of the Arts London. Her work uses video, dance, mark-making, clay and textiles to explore the materiality of the body from a feminist perspective. This interest in corporeality extends to the qualities of materials and how movement and gesture interact with them. She is the co-founder of Practice in Dialogue and has curated and exhibited in In Whose Eyes? at Beaconsfield (2018), We all have a problem with representation at The Showroom (2016) and Feminist Practices in Dialogue at the ICA (2015). Catherine lives and works in London.
Rotator Cuff is a meditation on muscular systems that is grounded in activity: the coppicing of wood, the handwashing, carding and spinning of sheep fleece into woollen yarn, the weaving around and through stabilising structures and the hand moulding of clay feet. Rotator Cuff reflects on the planes and relationships of muscles and their composition of fibres, tissue, veins and nerves, their relationship to tendons and ligaments and the skeletal systems that support their structure. The work will age throughout the course of the exhibition as the wooden skeleton dries out and the clay feet shrink, crack and destabilise leading to the increasing sag of the woven tissues.
In this installation artist is using an adhesive transparent
packing tape as main material of this fragile yet sturdy
structures. With his peculiar process of making this tubes,
spinning tape using spiral juncture, artist look like he is
mimicking actions of an insect. Length of each tube depends
of artist concentration. Since their delicate physical component,
tubes are mobiles, moving in response to air currents.
“You are leaving me without tape” said one salesperson selling
their last stock of adhesive transparent tape to an artist.
Zlatan Hadžifejzović (1992.)
Is Bosnian and Herzegovinian
artist. Graduated within a MA in Sculpture from the Academy of
Fine Arts Sarajevo. Zlatan works with different range of
mediums including sculpture, collage, installation, performance,
video and sound. He lives and works in London.
The geomorphs are hand-printed sculptures that mimic the 3D printing technique using industrial silicone. The shape is not given in advance but is deeply linked with the process, consisting of a succession of silicone layers, each one drawn on top of the other. Thereby the sculpture has been growing, almost like a plant or a fungus.
The project is turning the transcendental and mechanical process of 3d printing into an immanent and emergent phenomenon that makes the sculptures almost look like natural.
Born on 29/02/1988, live and works in Paris.
My proposals are constructed as scientific experiments, with the difference that the result has nothing to prove, but rather seeks to show and explore a new form or possibility of evolution.
My work summons natural and artificial phenomenons, reusing and diverting the principles they implement.
I use forgery to stimulate the viewer’s intuition of reality, disturbing his or her expectations and perceptions.
I try to make “good fake”, meaning a fake that is exposing itself without lies, tricking people but never for too long, just triggering that brief moment when one begin to imagine a different possibility.
“one of the UK’s most captivating performers”
Manick Govinda, artsadmin London
“an amazing performance artist …”
Lois Keidan, Director of the Live Art Development Agency London.
“an iconic performer” Aaron Wright, Director Fierce Festival.
Shaun Caton is one of the UK’s leading, performance artists. In a career spanning 35 years he has performed at many galleries and museums worldwide. In May 2019 he will perform, il giardino grottesco at the Venice Biennale.
At 139artspace Greenwich, he will use the former shop window to create a mysterious performance that unfolds over time, presenting miniature wunderkammers (cabinets of curiosity) and their metamorphic contents to the scrutiny of passersby. He will make tiny drawings of objects inside the cabinets, on found paper and display them within the cabinets and on his person. Using wire and painted, cardboard cut-out totems, people will be encouraged to project light from torches onto him to create amazing shadows. He will use battery powered magnetic tapes played on analogue cassette players fixed to his body to add atmosphere and ambiance to his performance. The concept of a makeshift, mini-museum within the shop window makes for an unusual and developmental performance project by one of the UK’s leading performers.
Barbora’s current body of work ‘At Arm’s Length’ is a personal visual story where she explores themes of intimacy and connection, through collaboration and confrontation in front of and behind the camera.
By taking pictures of both strangers and friends Barbora depicts different forms of intimacy built upon different levels of intensity shared with her subjects. Still-life and portraiture are combined to question the authenticity of intimacy.
‘I have worked to explore the relationship between the subject and the photographer while questioning the authenticity of intimacy that occurs within such an encounter. My artistic intention to portray different levels of intimacy within photography: I.e. intimacy shared with close (familiar) and distant (unfamiliar) subjects. My aim is to show that intimacy as a concept can occur in front of the camera instantly, regardless of what the relationship between the photographer and their subject is. The work At Arm’s Length, is thus my interpretation of intimacy based on my mutual experience with friends and acquaintances.’
Time//process ; giving birth to a project becomes a meeting that wants to create another one.
139 Artspace offers to artists a window-space where to show art to the street 24/7.
4 different poetics, stories and processes which met during the time trying to offer reflections about the courses, about growth, changes, the vital process of connecting in different ways.
The story written by obstacles and walks told from different points of view, by artists which had chosen to work together for that occasion using different mediums, foto,sculpture,performance.
Showing in the window:
Under glass / for two months till to the 27th of july artworks by Maria Claudia Farina, Marco Ciuffetta, Franko B and Sara Ciuffetta.