Sunday, 26 February 2012
Kristina Bengtsson och Katharina Kiebacher - Cutting a Cake
3 mars - 1 april
Besides the Écriture automatique, the 'automatic writing', the circle of the Surrealists used a second, lesser-known method of creative expression and inspiration. This second method was the technique of Cadavre Exquis whose macabre little translation is ‘exquisite corpse’. While the Écriture automatique can be utilised by one person, the Cadavre Exquis requires at least two or more. One person starts with a drawing or text, once ready the paper is folded, leaving a small part visible. The next person then continues unaware of the preceding component. This process is continued until the paper is completely covered. The result was always a surprising and unpredictable conglomerate, which was open to discussion and a variety of interpretations. In literature and visual art this method of dialogic work between several artists has been further developed since the 1920s, when Cadavre Exquis was still in its early stages. Since then the method has been adopted in various forms and has generated a variety of results of collaborative work.
The artist Kristina Bengtsson and Katharina Kiebacher have adopted this method of collaboration in their work Cutting a Cake presented at Rummet, Fotogalleri Format. The two artist present a book which was created over two years while living in different cities throughout Europe. Instead of collaborative drawing they used photographic images to create a chain of associations as a reflection of their particular view on photography. The piece is presented in bookform with 23 images which cover a whole range of photographic topics: Still life, portraiture, architecture and landscape. Bengtsson and Kiebacher worked mainly with images from their respective photo archives, with occasional images created specifically for the book. The English title Cutting a Cake, expresses the idea of a joint whole assembled from individual parts. But unlike a cake or a pie, every piece has a different flavour and follows a different recipe.
Kristina Bengtsson (b 1979) is an artist based in Copenhagen. She studied at Glasgow School of Art. Katharina Kiebacher (b 1974) is an artist based in Berlin. She studied at Folkwangeschule, Essen, Germany and Glasgow School of Art.
Opening March 3rd 3pm - 6pm.
Wed-Fri: 3 pm - 6 pm
Sat-Sun: 1 pm - 4 pm
Friisgatan 15 B
214 21 Malmö
Underside, backside, inside, even
Thursday 16 February - Saturday 3 March 2012
11:00am - 6:00pm
Laura Aldridge’s work moves freely between wall-based reliefs and sculptural installations, playing on the abilities of ‘collage’ to operate in two and three-dimensions. Her works use fabric, images (both photographic and silk-screened) and found objects to create installations that the artist describes as ‘expanded collage’. She often arranges elements of her works upon tables, low plinths or across gallery walls to bring ‘things’ together so that they might coalesce as a whole.
About Laura Aldridge
Laura Aldridge graduated with an
Saturday, 25 February 2012
Current MFA student Scott Rogers is showing work as part of
1 March - 20 May 2012
Preview Friday 2 March, 3-6pm
Artists' and Curator's Talk, 6.15pm
This group exhibition including work by Catherine Richards, Michael Snow, Scott Rogers and others, draws on ideas of scientific experimentation, media processing, and time delay. As part of 'AV Festival 12: As Slow As Possible', this exhibition lingers on how we perceive and are drawn in by artworks, both in terms of physical action and mental interaction. The title refers to the fact that with responsive art, we often watch how others interact with it, and mirror their behaviour, consciously or not. The works on view act to slow down our sense of perception, causing within us an awareness of both the time passing and our experience of it.
The exhibition’s key works include Catherine Richards’ I was scared to death / I could have died of joy featuring glass replicas of the brain, which react to your presence with pulses of electromagnetic light. Scott Rogers’ Between Nonesuch Place juxtaposes an actual non-functioning glass object; a ‘self-flowing flask’ with its virtual working counterpart. The exhibition also includes seminal work by Michael Snow among other projects by Simon Pope and Thomson & Craighead.
The National Glass Centre, Liberty Way, Sunderland
Monday, 13 February 2012
PolisIn the exhibition Polis, MFA graduate, Helen de Main presents a new body of work in printmaking and sculpture. The works appear as fragments and remnants of objects, building encounters between real or fictive events that have either just happened or are about to take place. These images and texts continue de Main’s concern with questioning power, movement and control through a series of dysfunctional calls to action.
Saturday 4 February - Saturday 18 February 2012
11:00am - 6:00pm
Intermedia Gallery, Glasgow
how to make a delicious tea II
Eloise Hawser (UK) Martin Soto Climent (Mexico)
Lena Henke (Germany) Andrea Sala (Italy/Canada)
6:30pm - 9:30pm.
788 King St W.
Saturday, 4 February 2012
6 - 8pm on Wednesday 15 February for drinks and a sneak peek.
Underside, backside, inside, even is a new series of fabric sculptures, depicting oversized
pockets found on a variety of clothing, from pinafore dresses to the back pockets of jeans.
Rendered and hand-stitched in great detail, larger than human scale and cut-out from their
original context, these pockets become ‘things’, emphasising their potential to hold other
objects or even the body.
Psykick Dancehall is Hannah Ellul (MFA 2010) and Ben Knight. They will use the Vanguard space to continue their ongoing discussions with musician, musicologist and record label founder Jon Marshall. What are the politics of experimental music and how can they be explored through interdisciplinary means? What new forms of collaboration might this provoke?
Centre for Contemporary Arts,
350 Sauchiehall Street,
Glasgow, G2 3JD
Thursday, 2 February 2012
Recent MFA graduate Oliver Braid has a new show opening in Liverpool.
//My Five New Friends//
With It’s Our Playground
Featuring new commissions by: David Hoyle & Lee Baxter, Maayke Schurer, Patrick Staff, Roxy Topia & Paddy Gould, Tether
Private View: Friday 3rd February 6.00pm-9.00pm
Exhibition runs: Saturday 4th February – Saturday 3rd March 2012.
Exhibition open: Wednesday - Sunday 12-6.00pm
The Royal Standard, Liverpool