Open Studios: 12-6pm
Artists' Talks: 4 – 5.30pm
Performance by Ramaya Tegegne: 3pm
Drop by and get to know the visiting artists at this free event offering London audiences a unique opportunity to see, hear about and discuss the research and work-in-progress that they have been developing over the past three months. From 12 – 4pm Gasworks' Patron Nicoletta Fiorucci is kindly providing vegan refreshments in our kitchen.
Martha Atienza (Philippines), hosted in the Outset Residency Studio. During her residency at Gasworks, Atienza will continue to develop these projects and share her experiences of life in Madridejos with an international audience. She will merge new technology, sound and imagery with ethnographic work using London as a new context for her investigations.
Nicolás Gullotta (Argentina), hosted in the Roberts Residency Studio. During his residency at Gasworks, Gullotta will produce new work in response to the series of lithographs by the English artist and illustrator Edward Lear titled Illustrations of the Family of the Psittacidae, or Parrot. Working in collaboration with an ethologist, he will train a parrot to narrate a poem about the lithographs and the materials used to produce them.
Mariana Silva (Portugal), hosted in the Sackler Residency Studio. During her residency at Gasworks, Silva will further develop two on-going projects. The first, Friends of Interpretable Objects, gathers a series of digital animations depicting different artefacts, beginning in the French Revolution and expanding to other eras of modernity and colonialism. Using Gasworks as a base, she plans to initiate discussions about ambiguous notions such as culture, access, and public property. For her second project, Warp Weft and Web, Silva will develop a series of videos and sculptures focusing on issues of labour, digital technology and crowd theory, investigating how contemporary developments in technology that replicate structures and patterns found in the natural world are blurring the divide between culture and nature associated with modernity.
Ramaya Tegegne (Switzerland), hosted in the Juan Yarur Torres Residency Studio. During her residency at Gasworks, Tegegne will take as her starting point SoHo So Long, the 1996 exhibition and accompanying publication by Art Club 2000 that gathered interviews with critics, curators and dealers on the mass migration of New York galleries from SoHo to Chelsea. The project will focus on discussions about the transformations of these neighbourhoods, considering their relevance to current debates around gentrification.