Open Studios 2014


Open School East opens up to introduce and share ongoing work by this year’s associate artists.

There’ll be a new performance by Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau in collaboration with Daniel Oliver titled You’re Here. I’m Here. Let’s Discourse! – an audience-centric interactive experience involving crisps, fan heaters, and an over enthusiastic performer-facilitator, which will be accessible throughout the afternoon.

In our studios, Yemi Awosile will exhibit a collection of textiles exploring “designs for disassembly”. On the exterior of the Rose Lipman Building, Graham Reid will install new work, and in the Tin Tin Room Ania Bas will be sharing micro fictions, to read-in or to take-away. In various locations, Lisa Skuret will be testing out textual prototypes related to one strand of Communal Materials; Or, Evolution Isn’t Fast Enough – a forthcoming, speculative project in problem solving using deaccessioned ideas and materials. The material, in this case, is the former library building.

We’ll also be screening a programme of films made by the associates, which will be viewable throughout the afternoon:

Tommy Ting will screen his work-in-progress film, From Ballet Leg to Flamingo;

–Ross Jardine will present a cinematic journey through the landscape of pirate radio, in From the Bedroom to the Metropolis;

Jonathan Hoskins explores past efforts to collectively imagine and verbalise a possible future, in Before an Emergency;

–And there’ll be a live feed from Tent, Rotterdam of a performance by Lucy Beech and Edward Thomasson.

At various times, Charlie George will be performing a work-in-progress piece titled Gentry, which fuses dance, movement and text/poetry.

Cocktails and refreshments will be provided by Wish You’d Been Here – a collaborative project by Andrea Francke and Eva Rowson which investigates hosting, socializing and partying as a new framework to reflect on contemporary art practices that involve working with people.