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For our November residency we are welcoming back Andrew Bird
Andrew is proposing to look at the contemporary relationship of sacred art and the artist /viewer .
“In the UK we are living in an increasingly secular society where the religious and mythical iconography and allegorical meanings of religious art have little meaning or emotional response in our current lives. Except maybe for example state broadcasts such as the funeral of Elizabeth Windsor or memorial remembrance ceremonies at the cenotaph. When recently being confronted with a direct physical experience of a religious representation of the descent from the cross I was struck by how the use of the human figure was used in these religious art forms to convey a feeling of connection to the imagery and a visceral response to the subject. Artists have historically wanted to achieve this emotional response to their imagery. I’m drawn to revisiting these artists’ work. And to spend my time producing work in response to historic pieces . I will be using drawing and a combination of sculptural materials. The Caravaggio painting ‘The incredulity of Saint Thomas 1601-2 Shows where I am in needing to poke the imagery to see why I want to examine this Sacred imagery using the human body to both represent a theological and emotional message.”
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For our October residency we are pleased to be welcoming back Shallal
During the month they will be delivering an exiting programme exploring a range of artist-led ideas in cross-art forms from clay and sculptural builds to podcasts and light projections. The programme will evolve and often include dance and movement responses to the work made. Shallal is a community of artists from across Cornwall www.shallal.org
Week 1+2: Clay with Rosa Lilly James*, Exploring Paint with Colin Curbishley and Kerry Tomlinson*,
Sound and movement installation with Lisa Mortensen and Stuart Blackmore*, Christmas Song R&D
with Eddie Callis*, Lines/Space with Anna Willis and Coats with Anna and Jo Lumber.
Week 3: Shallal Studios large-scale ‘rubbish sculptures’ with recycled and repurposed materials,
documented via timelapse video. Collaboration with light projection artist Ruby Inglehart to
transform the sculptures with live oil projections.
Week 4: Model Making and more – A Shallal 3D Village with Bobby Johnson and friends*
All * events are potentially open, do contact us if you’d like to come along or have any ideas to add!
Public Sharing Event: Saturday 16 th October – Sound and movement installation with artists Lisa
Mortensen and Stuart Blackmore. All welcome. Please check Shallal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/shallalarts/ for times and details.
Katharine Platts and Phoebe Bray
Katharine Platts and Phoebe Bray are our artists in residence for August and September 2022. Their collaborative practice reimagines the Cornish landscape, myths and culture through a science fiction lense.
During their residency they plan to develop their skills in moving image, audio and installation, with particular emphasis on technological processes. By combining these with other mediums, such as photography, text and image transfer, they will build an immersive, sensorial landscape within the Back Lane West project space.
Katharine and Phoebe aim to utilise this period of time to expand beyond their Fine Art backgrounds towards creating immersive audio / visual events and experiences for alternative environments and audiences.
Follow the project as it develops on instagram @leifang2022
They will also be announcing events taking place as part of their residency on this platform.
The artists have kindly been supported by CAMP through their Artist Studio Residency grant.
Golowi event photographs by Joely Mae Greally
Mid-residency talk photographs by Jasper Fell-ClarkRead More