Open: Friday 29 June, 6 - 9pm, Saturday 30 June, 12 - 6pm
Artists Tatiana Blass, Minae Kim, Sean Lynch and Yashas Shetty conclude their residencies by opening their studios to the public. The Open Studio Weekend at Gasworks provides an insight into a diverse range of international art practices and working methods. Visitors can meet the artists and visit their studios on Friday evening and all day on Saturday.
The Open Studio events on Friday evening coincide with SLAM's Last Fridays, a late night opening of over 90 galleries in South London.
The following events take place over the weekend:
FRIDAY 29 JUNE, 7pm
OPEN STUDIO TOUR
Gasworks' Residencies Coordinator Rowan Geddis guides visitors through the artists' studios, introducing the context of the projects developed during the residencies.
FRIDAY 29 JUNE, 8pm
PUBLICATION LAUNCH: GRADATIONS OF TIME OVER A PLANE
The launch of a publication by Mariana Caló & Francisco Queimadela, developed during their residency at Gasworks and featuring two new chapters of their ongoing project. One of the new chapters, entitled Drifts and Derivations, was exhibited at Gasworks in April 2012. Chart for the Coming Times, their newest chapter, is on show at Rowing Projects, London until 4 August.
FRIDAY 29 JUNE, 6 - 9pm & SATURDAY 30 JUNE, 12 - 1.30pm & 4 - 6pm
SCREENINGS: HARD WATER & DEAF PIANO by Tatiana Blass
In addition to the screenings, at 5pm on Saturday, Blass will introduce the two films and discuss the ideas behind each work.
More on the films:
Hard Water is the film derived from a theatrical live art event that was developed during Blass' residency. The film centres on the clothes of two actresses that are tied to spools of thread in the same colour, spread across the floor and hanging from hooks on the walls. As the actresses move around the space, the threads unwind from the spools, creating a messy web. Their dialogue engages with what unfolds in the film.
Also on show will be Blass' acclaimed piece Deaf Piano, which depicts a pianist playing Chopin at a grand piano as liquid wax is melted into and across the strings and soundboard of the instrument, gradually extinguishing the sound of the notes.
SATURDAY 30 JUNE, 2 - 4pm
Yashas Shetty hosts an experimental workshop where participants can appropriate or re-appropriate scientific tools. During the workshop you will have the opportunity to create microscopes using webcams and surveillance cameras. No prior knowledge of biology or electronics is necessary, and if you have access to a laptop please bring it along (optional).
To kick off the workshop, researchers from The Center for Genomic Gastronomy, whose work investigates the intersection of food, biotechnology and culture, will discuss their recent projects.
All ages 15+ are welcome.
Booking essential as places are extremely limited. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a place.
Shetty will be running more workshops in July, details to come soon.